I’m testing a web application that includes an AJAX file uploader which works fine when I run it in the browser but fails when running a Cucumber feature with Selenium. To process the upload in Rails I’m using a Rack middleware that will put the file into the params for me.
Looking at the parameter output I saw that the file was being sent to the server, but not processed. In my config.ru file I had
use Rack::RawUpload, :paths => ['/searches/upload']to setup the middleware, but running “rake middleware” didn’t show it as being active. It seems there are two ways to activate the middleware and I was using the one that requires the server to be started with the config.ru file. The Cucumber/Capybara/Selenium uses Webrick which doesn’t start that way. So I moved my middleware initialization into initializers/middleware.rb and now things are working nicely.
Qtlhighliter::Application.config.middleware.use(Rack::RawUpload, :paths => ['/searches/upload'])