[Webtest] RE: How do I deal with recirection? - "Redirect requested but followRedi

Paul King webtest@lists.canoo.com
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 21:05:16 +1000

Again this should be in a FAQ.

Adding <header name="followRedirects" value="true" /> to your config
tells HtmlUnit to honour client-side redirects based on the <meta> tag,
e.g. within <head>...</head> you would have:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=autoRefresh2.jsp">

which would load the referenced jsp after (in this case) 0 seconds.

But note that client-side redirects using this mechanism are
generally discouraged for accessibility reasons:


Cheers, Paul.

Marc Guillemot wrote:
> Hi,
> I should write a FAQ somewhere...
> "Redirect requested but followRedirects is disabled" is a message from
> commons-httpclient. Htmlunit disables the redirect at this level to be able
> to hanlde them itself. Therefore these messages are absolutely without any
> signification.
> Mike, what is 
> <header name="followRedirects" value="true" />
> good for? I suppose that it only adds an http header to all the requests
> that are performed to your webserver and unless this one expects them (what
> would be really strange), it shouldn't bring anything.
> Marc.
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