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PDF Step pdfVerifyLink


This step verifies the existence of a link within a PDF document.


Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? yes/no
The href of the link to find. One of text or href must be set.
Required? no, default is all pages
The page on which to search.
Required? no, default is 'false'
Specifies whether the search value represents a regular expression.
Required? yes/no
The text of the link to find. One of text or href must be set.


Here is an example of using pdfVerifyLink:

pdfVerifyLink example
    <invoke url="testDocLinks.pdf"/>
    <pdfVerifyLink text=".*external.*regex="true"/>
    <pdfVerifyLink href="#top"/>
    <not description="expect to fail: unknown link">
        <pdfVerifyLink text="into the unknown" />
    <invoke url="Bookmarks.pdf"/>
    <not description="expect to fail: document has no links">
        <pdfVerifyLink text=".*regex="true" />


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