HTML Page parsing fails with certain Tag

2 posts, 1 answers
  1. Roman
    Roman avatar
    1 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2011

    Posted 20 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    Hi

    I just found an odd example where a Page cannot be parsed correctly and therefore, the Find.ByXXX fails with an exception!

    Here's a very simple html of a page which fails:
    <html>
        <head><title>Test</title></head>
        <body>
            Hello<b. xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">World</b.>
        </body>
    </html>

    I know that this is an invalid Tag but shouldn't it be ignored instead of leading to exceptions when using the browser object?

    Here's the C# code which leads to the exception:
    Manager myManager = new Manager(false);
    myManager.Start();
    myManager.LaunchNewBrowser(BrowserType.InternetExplorer);
    Browser browser = myManager.ActiveBrowser;
    browser.NavigateTo("test.html");
    Find finder = browser.Find;
    string findPath = @"//li[@id='tab_CarsAndBikesTechnicalDetails1']/a";
    Element foundElement = finder.ByName(findPath) ?? finder.ById(findPath);

    And here's the exception I get:
    Find Details:
    - FindParam used: [Find logic: Use 'AttributesOnly' where (name=//li[@id='tab_CarsAndBikesTechnicalDetails1']/a) ]
    - Start Element: [Element: '#text#:-1']
    and the Inner exception is:
    Start reference has to be a valid element and not an EndTag
    Parameter name: Reference

    Is there any possibility that such an invalid tag is ignored instead of leading to such exceptions?

    Thanks for Help
    Roman
  2. Answer
    Stoich
    Admin
    Stoich avatar
    1 posts

    Posted 25 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Roman,
          thank you for your feedback on this. I've managed to reproduce this and I've logged it as a bug:
    http://www.telerik.com/support/pits.aspx#/public/test-studio/8293
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    Kind regards,
    Stoich
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