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Filter Step contentStripper


Removes all content within well-formed XML/XHTML leaving only tags.


Required? no
The description of this test step.


This content filter can be useful in environments where the tags stay the same but content may change, e.g. a home page with a fixed number of news items - the content of news items change but the tags and other document structure stay the same. This tag removes content hence removes the part of the response subject to change. The remaining characters can then be safely compared to an expected value.

See the verifyContent step for an example of using this content filter.


Latest build: development
Posted: 19-Jul-2016 17:36

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New WebTest screencast available:
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First WebTest screencast available:
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