Multiline strings in Capybara

When checking for a multiline string in Capybara, you need to use page.text because page.source does not preserve new lines - so "a\nb" would come out as "a b" in page.source. Here’s a sample Cucumber step definition:

Then /^I should see:$/ do |text|
  page.text.should include text

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