Doesn't record everything

When you play back this means that you are not in the state anticipated by the storyboard. The rest of the script fails, often with a crash.

  • Solutions:

    • fix the script up by hand to bridge the missing instructions, often using keystroke input.

Fragile to localisation

Scripts recorded with one language setting generally don't play back with other language settings

  • Solutions:

    • Standardise on a single localisation for recording and playback - reduces testing coverage
    • Use role names instead of label text to triger actions - requires more manual coding and role names are often missing

Focus issues

It sometimes doesn't grab the focus of the applications. If you're using dogtail recorder this can lead to a loop of it.

Testing/Automation/LimitationsOfDogtail (last edited 2008-08-06 16:23:09 by localhost)