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Extension Step verifyHeader


Verifies that the current response contains the specified HTTP Header.


Required? yes
The name of the Http Response Header of interest.
Required? yes
The expected header value.
Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? no, default is 'false'
Specifies whether the text value represents a regular expression.

Inline Text

The inline text is all the text between the start tag ( <verifyHeader> ) and the end tag ( </verifyHeader> ), including blanks, tabs or newlines. Using a pair of start/end tags ( <verifyHeader> </verifyHeader> ) has not the same behavior than the seemingly equivalent empty element tag ( <verifyHeader/> )! See this issue for an example.

Required? no
Alternative way to set both name and text attributes separated by a semicolon like "Content-Type: text/html".


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