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A flexible URL parameter padding & reconstruction method for HTTP request testing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234629D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to replace Uniform Resource Locator (URL) parameters with flexible parameter padding during the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request-recording phrase and, according to different versions of the target web application, dynamically construct parameters in the HTTP request for re-playing the phrase.

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A flexible URL parameter padding & reconstruction method for HTTP request testing

The parameters of a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request consist of attribute-value pairs used to change or determine the content of a web page . These parameters are the most mutable data in an HTTP request ; even for the same web application, different versions may require the input of different parameters in a URL. For example:

http://www.example.com/products/women?storeID=123&category=dresses&color=gr een

In above case, the parameters of the URL retrieve women's green dresses from storeID=123. With the growth of business, the next version of the web page might require the results to display by paging (e.g., page=2) and a translated version (e.g., lang=fr). Therefore, the new URL might be:

http://www.example.com/products/women?storeID=123&category=dresses&color=gr een&page=2&lang=fr

The HTTP requests are incompatible among different versions and it take quality assurance (QA) team much effort to correct and maintain those parameters , even build by build in a rapid iterations.

The novel contribution is a method to replace Uniform Resource Locator (URL) parameters with flexible parameter padding during the HTTP request-recording phrase and, according to different versions of the target web application, dynamically construct parameters in the HTTP request for re-playing the phrase.

Following are the steps for implementing the method in a preferred embodiment .

URL Recording...