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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-70148

Write new keyboard steps for Behat

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      Our current behat steps relating to keyboard are both unclear, and incorrect. We should try to improve them. Example issues include:

      1. many of the steps require you press a key in a field, but we should be making these separate steps. It's perfectly legitimate to press keys without being in a field (i.e. keyboard navigation)
      2. our current steps require you to know the ascii key char, which leads to confusing steps
      3. we use $node->key* methods in several places when we should perhaps be using a standardised API

      This issue proposes to introduce new steps:

      1. I press the [key] key where key includes:
        1. up
        2. down
        3. left
        4. right
        5. pageup
        6. pagedown
        7. home
        8. end
        9. insert
        10. escape
        11. enter
        12. tab
        13. space
      2. I press the [modifier][key] key where modifier includes:
        1. shift
        2. alt
        3. control
        4. meta
        5. a combation of these keys joined with +

      Example conversions of these steps:

      -    And I press key "27" in the field "Select users to create learning plans for"
      +    And I press the escape key
      

      This patch also introduces a new behat_base::type_keys() function which is used by the new step, but can also be used by areas which do not implement a context (i.e. form field handlers)

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              dobedobedoh Andrew Lyons
              dobedobedoh Andrew Lyons
              Sam Marshall Sam Marshall
              Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) Eloy Lafuente (stronk7)
              CiBoT CiBoT
              Andrew Lyons, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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                18/Jan/21

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