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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Load-testing flowscript webapps
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2004 08:21:39 GMT
Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> I want to do some automated load testing on a flowscript/cform 
>> application involving a sequence of pages. The problem is that the 
>> continuation IDs must be extracted from a page to be re-injected in 
>> the next request.
>> Have some of you already tackled this problem?
> I hear that testing tools [1] not necessarily have to record a test 
> script as series of URLs to playback, but have an ability to declare 
> links you want to follow or buttons to click based on the text of the 
> link or value of the button.
> I think that generally this is the appropriate way to do it.

> If you do not want to follow this route, you can (relatively) easily 
> pass continuation ID as a request parameter, as a session attribute, 
> or as a cookie.

Having the test runner simulating clicks on the page or transmitting 
form parameters are certainly the cleanest solution, but it requires a 
manual intervention on the test scenario (i.e. we have to "code" the 
scenario), wehereas being able to replay a recorded session allows to 
quickly set up test scenarios without requiring manual modification on 
the test script.

That's what this proposal allows, and I guess both have their usefulness.

Anyway, thanks for the hints!


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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