[Catalyst] Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst and POST
toby at ymogen.net
Mon May 15 15:44:57 CEST 2006
Michael Alan Dorman wrote:
> Toby Corkindale <toby at ymogen.net> writes:
>> Ah, so once again, I am making the mistake of reading and *believing*
>> the fine documentation? :(
> You may have read it and believed it, but apparently you didn't think
> through the implications of it.
> The first paragraph of the T::W::M::C docs say:
> Catalyst is an elegant MVC Web Application
> Framework. Test::WWW::Mechanize is a sub-class of WWW::Mechanize that
> incorporates features for web application testing. The
> Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst module meshes the two to allow easy
> testing of Catalyst applications without starting up a web server.
> "sub-class" means that it inherits functionality from W::M. It is
> neither sensible nor appropriate for T::W::M or T::W::M::C to
> recapitulate the documentation for all of their parent classes (where
> does one stop---should all modules document isa()?). The
> documentation for W::M, though, has tons of discussion of stuff like
Yet, T:W:M:C *does* recapitulate much of the documentation for T:W:M.
I agree with your statement that it is neither sensible nor appropriate
to duplicate such documentation - however, it is even worse to do a
half-arsed duplication of only *some* of it.
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