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Specify http headers by name and value

Header elements belong to the config rather than to a specific invocation, because they reflect browser settings. They are unlikely to change during a conversation.


Required? yes
The name of the HTTP header as defined by the HTTP spec., e.g. User-Agent, Accept-Language or Cookie.
Required? yes
The header value. Range and format are restricted by the HTTP spec., e.g. Mozilla/4.0, de-ch or cookieName=cookieValue




Latest build: development
Posted: 19-Jul-2016 17:36

WebTest 3.0 released, featuring upgrades to Java 5, Groovy 1.6, and HtmlUnit 2.4.
The release includes support for maven integration, IDE-integration like for unit tests, capturing of background JavaScript errors, new steps for mouseOver and mouseOut events, better parallel execution of tests and - as usual - lots of handling improvements.
Posted: 5 March 2009

WebTest @ JavaOne
Dierk König presented "Functional testing of web applications: scaling with Java" on Wed May 7, 13:30 at JavaOne 2008 in the Tools and Scripting Languages track.
Posted: 8 May 2008

New WebTest screencast available:
Data Driven WebTest
Posted: 13 November 2007

First WebTest screencast available:
Creating a first Webtest Project

Extend WebTest with Groovy! Groovy in Action is available in every good bookstore.
Groovy in Action
Posted: 29 January 2007