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Re: [QF-Test] How to record the redirection to a pdf file by following a link ?

  • Subject: Re: [QF-Test] How to record the redirection to a pdf file by following a link ?
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:36:19 +0100

Hello Julie,

a PDF document is not displayed by the browser itself but with the
help of a plugin. QF-Test has no control over that embedded component,
you could do nothing with it. Therefore QF-Test handles PDF files as
downloads. That way you can save the file and use other means to
verify it, e.g. by processing it with a library, converting it to text
or by opening it with acrobat reader and saving the contents as plain
text using the procedure saveAsText


from our standard library qfs.qft.

Best regards,

Julie Wong <julie.wong@?.com> writes:

> Hello fellow QF-Test users,
> I am new to QF-Test.  I am currently experimenting with creating a
> test script using the record and playback feature of QF-Test on a
> website we own.
> There are many links on our website which point to pdf files.  When I
> click one, the pdf file the links points to opens up in a new browser
> tab.  When I record this action in QF-Test, instead of seeing the pdf
> open up in a new tab, I get a pop up which asks me to save the pdf to
> my desktop.  This is not the behavior I want to test.
> Is there anything I can do to make QF-Test redirect to open the pdf
> file when I click on a link?
> Thanks in advance,
> Julie

Gregor Schmid                                Gregor.Schmid@?.de
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