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General Type step


A step is a single command to be executed by webtest.

Test steps are grouped into three major categories:

Issue an HTTP request and store the result, e.g. invoke the URL "".
Verify the correctness of the latest result, e.g. ensure that a particular text string occurs in the page title.
Prepare the next request, e.g. by setting parameter values.


antWrapper, applyFilters, expectDialogs, group, ifStep, not, repeat, reportSite, retry, selectWebClient, steps, storeDigest, storeLength, timedGroup, verifyContent.


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