On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Marc Weber <marco-oweber / gmx.de> wrote:
> Excerpts from Eric Christopherson's message of Thu Mar 31 04:06:32 +0200 2011:
>> What would be the best headless web testing/automation library to use,
>> given that:
>> 1. I want to automate filling in and submitting forms on one web site,
>> which uses only a little JavaScript.
>> 2. I want something that balances ease of use and stability, and is
>> reasonably actively maintained
>> ?
>
> The only headless browser supporting JS I know about is HTMLUnit
> (written in Java). I remember having seen some libraries providing Ruby
> interfaces for it.

Yeah, I looked a little at that. Apparently you can use it from within
Selenium and Capybara, and probably others.

> If you don't need JS mechanize etc are alternatives.

I just discovered I really don't need JS in this case, so I will try
mechanize. I'd still like to know the best route to go in the future
when I do need JS though.