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Core Step followFrame

Description

Locates a frame by its name (e.g. <FRAME NAME='myFrame' SRC='myPage.jsp'>) and defines it as the "current" response for the next steps.

Parameters

description
Required? no
The description of this test step.
htmlId
Required? yes/no
The id of the frame to select. One of 'name' or 'htmlid' must be set.
name
Required? yes/no
The name of the frame to follow, specified in the frameset. For nested frames use the name of the frame your are after, e.g. it may be the name in the nested frameset. NOTE: if nested frames bear the same name (e.g. foo inside foo), it is not specified which of the frames will be selected. It is possible to select the top window using the special name '_top'. One of 'name' or 'htmlid' must be set.
relative
Required? no, default is false
Indicates that the frame with the given name should be searched in the current response (rather than in the top window). In the case of nested frames this allows you to follow a first frame, perform some actions and later to follow the nested frame.
save
Required? no
A shorthand: save='prefixName' is the same as savePrefix='prefixName' saveResponse='true'.
savePrefix
Required? no, default is the 'savePrefix' parameter as specified in <config>.
A name prefix can be specified for making a permanent copy of received responses. A unique number and the file extension (depending on the MIME-Type) will be appended. The resultpath attribute of the <config> element is used for determining the location of the saved result.
saveResponse
Required? no
Whether to make a permanent copy of received responses. Overrides the default value set in the <config> element.

Inline Text

The inline text is all the text between the start tag ( <followFrame> ) and the end tag ( </followFrame> ), including blanks, tabs or newlines. Using a pair of start/end tags ( <followFrame> </followFrame> ) has not the same behavior than the seemingly equivalent empty element tag ( <followFrame/> )! See this issue for an example.

Required? no
Alternative way to set the 'name' attribute.

Details

followFrame
<webtest name="Follow target frame..">
  <config ... />
  <steps>
    <followFrame description="Follow the frame"
           name="myFrame"
           save="myResultPage"/>
    ...
  </steps>
</webtest>

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