[Webtest] Do cookies work?

Alan Grover webtest@lists.canoo.com
Fri, 2 May 2003 13:24:46 -0400


I was finally able to try this out (build 276). Below is the output  
from setLoggingHttpHeaders(true).

Why doesn't webtest/httpunit send the cookie (step 3)? Browsers (IE &  
Mozilla) work. I tried changing the domain of the cookie, but that made  
no difference.

1. A 'clickbutton' posted to a page that requires a cookie, so the cgi  
redirects:
  [testSpec] Setup.doExecute: acceptCookies = true

  [testSpec] Header:: HTTP/1.0 302 Moved
  [testSpec] Header:: Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 16:02:36 GMT
  [testSpec] Header:: Server: Apache/1.3.19 (Unix) mod_perl/1.25
  [testSpec] Header:: Location:  
http://dev6.office.techstreet.com/cgi-bin/ 
sessioninit?return=http%3A%2F%2Fdev6.office.techstreet.com%2Fcgi- 
bin%2Fsubscriptions%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fdev6.office.techstreet.com
  [testSpec] Header:: Content-Type: text/html

2. Webtest follows. Receiving a page with a cookie header. The page is  
a dumy, redirecting to a verifier ('sessionval'):

  [testSpec] Sending:: User-Agent: httpunit/1.4
  [testSpec] Sending:: Accept-Encoding: gzip
  [testSpec] Header:: HTTP/1.0 302 Moved
  [testSpec] Header:: Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 16:02:36 GMT
  [testSpec] Header:: Server: Apache/1.3.19 (Unix) mod_perl/1.25
  [testSpec] Header:: Set-Cookie:  
techstreet_dev6=YLJTHRKSHBNJMTZSMEFZIRLCVCFSRHNQTXJAOUSW;  
domain=dev6.office.techstreet.com; path=/
  [testSpec] Header:: Location:  
http://dev6.office.techstreet.com/cgi-bin/ 
sessionval?return=http%3A%2F%2Fdev6.office.techstreet.com%2Fcgi- 
bin%2Fsubscriptions%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fdev6.office.techstreet.com
  [testSpec] Header:: Content-Type: text/html

3. Webtest follows, but doesn't send the cookie. The cgi at   
'sessionval' returns (yet another redirect) to the "you need a cookie"  
page:

  [testSpec] Sending:: User-Agent: httpunit/1.4
  [testSpec] Sending:: Accept-Encoding: gzip
  [testSpec] Header:: HTTP/1.0 302 Moved
  [testSpec] Header:: Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 16:02:38 GMT
  [testSpec] Header:: Server: Apache/1.3.19 (Unix) mod_perl/1.25
  [testSpec] Header:: Location:  
http://dev6.office.techstreet.com/cgi-bin/ 
sessionfail?return=http%3A%2F%2Fdev6.office.techstreet.com%2Fcgi- 
bin%2Fsubscriptions%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fdev6.office.techstreet.com
  [testSpec] Header:: Content-Type: text/html
  [testSpec] Sending:: User-Agent: httpunit/1.4
  [testSpec] Sending:: Accept-Encoding: gzip



On Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003, at 13:40 America/Detroit, Richard Hill  
wrote:

> Alan,
> com.canoo.webtest.steps.Setup has a method doExecute(Context context)  
> that
> you can insert the httpunit option:
>
>     boolean acceptCookies = HttpUnitOptions.isAcceptCookies();
>     System.out.println("Setup.doExecute: acceptCookies = " +  
> acceptCookies);
>
> This should let you know if httpunit is accepting cookies.
>
> You can also set the httpunit option:
>
>     HttpUnitOptions.setLoggingHttpHeaders(true);
>
> With this set you can see cookies being set or sent from httpunit as  
> the
> test is running.
>
> Hope this helps,
> - Richard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Grover [mailto:awgrover@mail.msen.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 7:13 AM
> To: webtest@gate.canoo.com
> Subject: [Webtest] Do cookies work?
>
>
> Can anyone confirm that cookies are handled by webtest? Or, when they
> aren't?
> ---
> Alan Grover
> awgrover@mail.msen.com
>
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