Stop page load, or visit page without waiting for full page load -Capybara
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Background: A web page takes about 2+ minutes to load. Problem: I am currently automating acceptance test using Capybara, Rspec, Selenium. Visit(URL) -- waits for all the way until the page is loaded or times out.
I extended the timeout but it causing increased the execution time of the test.
Is there any way I can visit URL without having to wait for the full page to load. I do not need the whole page to load. All I care about is to validate if the user is logged in or not by expecting user first name + last name on the header of the page.
visitwaits until is determined by the specific driver used (chromedriver, geckodriver, etc) and the page load strategy that driver is configured to use - https://w3c.github.io/webdriver/#navigation. Unfortunately, if you're using Chrome the "interactive" page load strategy won't be supported until Chrome/chromedriver 77 but you could configure a driver with the "none" strategy for use in the few tests where you need it.