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Core Step verifyElementText


This step verifies whether the HTML element specified by htmlId or type and optional name encloses text between its opening and closing tags.


Required? yes
The text value to verify against.
Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? yes/no
The HTML htmlId of the element. One of 'htmlId' or 'type' must be set.
Required? no
The name of the element, i.e. the value of the 'name' attribute. Ignored if using 'htmlId'.
Required? no, default is 'false'
Specifies whether the text value represents a regular expression.
Required? yes/no
The HTML element (tag) name. One of 'htmlId' or 'type' must be set.


verifyElementText example
<webtest name="Check freetext entry">
  <config ... />
    <invoke ... />
      description="Checks for the existence of an TEXTAREA element named FreetextComment enclosing TEST"
      text="TEST" />


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