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General Type option


Backdoor to configure HtmlUnit directly.

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

Option settings provide a crude mechanism to alter settings provided by the underlying browser client layer. This sometimes allows settings needed for a particular test to be changed without coding. They may stop working if supporting jar file versions change or if WebTest provides more complete support via a different approach in the future. See the JavaDoc for Target for more details - look in the source as the relevant JavaDocs are for private methods and do not show in the published JavaDocs.


Required? yes
The name of the option, e.g. ThrowExceptionOnFailingStatusCode, ThrowExceptionOnScriptError or JavaScriptEnabled.
Required? yes
The option value. e.g. false




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