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From "Daman Jawda" <idaratalja...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Does jMeter record popup jsf pages?
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 19:09:56 GMT
Thank you very much for your replies Sebb. I'll investigate further whether
URLs called from within javascript, do bypass the JMeter Proxy; should be
easy to do. Will report back results later to the list.



On 7/25/06, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 24/07/06, Jaw Dat <idarataljawda@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 17:13 +0100, sebb wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Why is this the case, and is what i'm trying to do possible
> > > > in jMeter ? (ie, record all the pages i visit and capture the
> > > > parameters sent to those pages?) Because this would save me
> > > > having to collect form inputs by parsing the HTML source of those
> > > > pages. I hope i'm phrasing my question clearly.
> > >
> > > Sounds like the pop-ups are being generated locally by the browser,
> > > and do not involve any interaction with the server.
> > >
> > > The JMeter proxy can only capture requests actually sent to the
> > server.
> > >
> >
> > Even though the popup is indeed generated by a javascript function,
> > window.open(URL,...) , this surely results a request sent to the server,
> > since the URL refers to the jsf to be opened in the popup. So why
>
> Agreed.
>
> > should this escape the JMeter proxy? What's the workaround?
>
> As I said previously - perhaps Javascript does not use the proxy
> (unlikely) or perhaps you have accidentally filtered out the request.
>
> > > Have you set any filters in the proxy? It's easy to accidentally
> > exclude pages.
> > >
> >
> > Yes. The include filters are :
> > .*\.jsp
> > .*\.jsf
> > .*\.htm
> > .*\.html
> > .*\.php
> > The excludes are :
> > .*\.jpg
> > .*\.gif
> > .*\.png
>
> I suggest you try allowing everything through until you have got the
> script working.
>
> > > [Could Javascript can be used to download pages directly from the
> > > server bypassing the proxy? This would explain what you are seeing,
> > > but seems a broken design to me.]
> > >
> >
> > Very good question. This is the important question now actually. If it
> > is the case, then wouldn't this be a problem on the part of JMeter?
> > In any case, how to overcome this?
>
> No, if Javascript bypasses the proxy when it is downloading pages,
> then that is a feature of Javascript, not JMeter.
>

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