Bug #28842

Inconsistent Casing of Labels in the new UI

Added by Rishabh Chauhan over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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The Case: I have been developing automation test scripts for the new FreeNAS Web-UI in which I am using the Labels for a few elements since for those elements IDs have not been assigned (which is ok, since I have figured a way to locate an element with labels).

The Problem: Since I am using the label for element location, selenium web driver searches for the label specified in the script. I have been observing multiple changes in the label names with every nightly which is breaking the tests completely...I will list a few examples:
1. The Edit option when clicking on action button in the user list changed ("Edit" to "EDIT" and now back to "Edit") but the Delete remains the same-" Delete"
2. The "OK" has been changed to "Ok" in the user delete confirmation box...

It would be very much appreciated if a certain standard is set for the elements(some naming convention) so that everyone follows that, and there is consistency with the labels...
It takes a lot of time to diagnose and correct an error in the script for miniature change like "OK" to "Ok", to see that it has again been renamed to the original form...which I don't mind doing but it seems redundant and that time can be used at other places!
Pete has added IDs for unique elements which has made my life much easier than before, but not all elements have IDs(which is ok) that is why I really think some naming convention for the Labels would be very helpful to avoid chaos in the long run...

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Revision c2369084 (diff)
Added by Erin Clark over 3 years ago

Change action labels to be capital letter followed by lowercase (as it was before they were turned into keys, this should make it consistent again and actually easier to translate) Ticket: #28842


#1 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Release Council to Anonymous
  • Target version set to 11.2-RC2

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Anonymous to Xin Tan

From here on out action labels will be capital followed by lowercase (i.e. Edit, Delete, Ok, so on) but message keys will still be NAMESPACE.ALL_CAPS. This should make it easier to translate buttons and menu items since the key will be the English phrase (unless it has a space in it, in which case it will need to be formatted differently). See

#3 Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Not Started to In Progress

#4 Updated by Xin Tan over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Xin Tan to Anonymous

reviewed, merged to master, give back to Erin

#5 Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Done

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 11.2-RC2 to Master - FreeNAS Nightlies
  • Needs Merging changed from Yes to No

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