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Use the back button in Cucumber

In order to go back one page in your Cucumber tests, you can use the following step definition for Capybara:

When(/^I go back$/) do visit page.driver.request.env['HTTP_REFERER'] end

If you're on Webrat, this should work:

When(/^I go back$/) do visit request.env["HTTP_REFERER"]) end

An improved version of this step is now part of our gem spreewald on Github.

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about 7 years ago
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