[Webtest] newbie qs about Canoo webtest - is data input into the browser?

Lisa Crispin webtest@lists.canoo.com
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:39:09 +0000

I'm kind of a newbie too and thus not the best person to answer your question, but I know that WebTest doesn't use any browser, just the http.  It is built on top of HTTPUnit.
-- Lisa

-------------- Original message from "Philip, Anil [ITS]" : -------------- 
I would like to use Webtest to reduce the mammoth hours our test team is putting in.
I read the White paper and the samples, however was unable to answer a very important question: Is the data input into the Internet Explorer browser? or is it just a http simulator?
ie. I want (say) on the login page, the username, password to be input into the IE browser and the Submit Button pressed, not a http 'post' sent directly to the server.
Or put another way, Does Canoo use the java.awt.Robot class to input data into the web pages?  
Anil Philip
Overland Park, KS
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