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From Michael Peters <>
Subject Re: Apache::TestRequest + Cookies
Date Wed, 24 Nov 2004 19:29:02 GMT

Stas Bekman wrote:
> Christopher H. Laco wrote:
>> Has anyone used ApacheTestRequest to test pages using cookiessessions?
>> I'm writing some quick and dirty tests for an AxKit session module 
>> I've adopted. I've got everything up and running config wise and the 
>> pages are getting run through AxKit just fine.
>> The first two tests simply consist of a set-value page which uses 
>> Apache::Session::File to store a value, and a get-value page that 
>> confirms the value is returned. Of course the get-value test, test 2, 
>> fails because Apache::TestRequest is ignore the sessionid cookie [or 
>> all cookies really].
>> I have LWP installed and I've tried a few different encantations using 
>> ->cookie_jar and HTTPCookie without any luck. Is there a Tutorial or 
>> examples somwhere that cover dealing with sessions within 
>> Apache::TestRequest?
> I guess the silence means that no one has used it with cookies. I 
> suppose that you could fix it to work with cookies though. But I could 
> be wrong and it already works but not documented. there is a lot of such 
> code in there.

LWP::UserAgent doesn't by default keep a cookie_jar. All I had to do was 
add this near the top of my test script before any GET/POST calls.

     Apache::TestRequest::user_agent( cookie_jar => {});


Michael Peters
Plus Three, LP

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