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General Step webtest


This ANT task provides the ability to specify and execute functional tests for web-based applications. The steps of the test specification to execute are defined as a sequence of nested test steps. Each <webtest> task is executed in its own web session, i.e. two subsequent <webtest> tasks are executed in different sessions. This task was previously named "testSpec". For compatibility reasons, both names will work.


Required? yes
Defines a name for this test specification.
Required? no
The description of this test step.

Nested Parameters

Required? yes
All the webtest steps.
Required? no
The webtest configuration.


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

WebTest 3.0 released, featuring upgrades to Java 5, Groovy 1.6, and HtmlUnit 2.4.
The release includes support for maven integration, IDE-integration like for unit tests, capturing of background JavaScript errors, new steps for mouseOver and mouseOut events, better parallel execution of tests and - as usual - lots of handling improvements.
Posted: 5 March 2009

WebTest @ JavaOne
Dierk König presented "Functional testing of web applications: scaling with Java" on Wed May 7, 13:30 at JavaOne 2008 in the Tools and Scripting Languages track.
Posted: 8 May 2008

New WebTest screencast available:
Data Driven WebTest
Posted: 13 November 2007

First WebTest screencast available:
Creating a first Webtest Project

Extend WebTest with Groovy! Groovy in Action is available in every good bookstore.
Groovy in Action
Posted: 29 January 2007