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From Dominic St-Jacques <dominic.st-jacq...@isimo.ca>
Subject Re: Setting GET or POST for each individual parameter ?
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:44:45 GMT
On 2008-12-04 19:59, sebb wrote:
> On 02/12/2008, Dominic St-Jacques <dominic.st-jacques@isimo.ca> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>  In a page, I have both GET and POST parameters. Can jMeter set the transfer
>> method for each individual parameter ?
>>
>>  I know you can set all parameters as POST and append the GET parameters to
>> the URL, but is there another way?
>>
>>  I personnally like the way Badboy (http://www.badboy.com.au/) does things.
>> Each parameters is set to either be POST or GET. This helps readability and
>> increases flexibility in my opinion.
>>
>>  For example:
>>  ------
>>  URL : http://www.example.com/page.aspx
>>  GET: id = 12345
>>  POST: firstName = John
>>  POST: lastName = Doe
>>  -----
>>
>>  Is there a reason why jMeter doesn't do it like that ?
> 
> For a GET request, parameters can only be provided as part of the URL.
> 
> For a POST request, parameters are normally provided as part of the
> request body - AFAIK it's not very common to mix them.
> 

I have to disagree with you there. It's fairly common. Take a contact 
form for example. You can have the GET id=1234 to select the actual 
contact to edit, but all input fields are passed back to the server as POST.

> JMeter assumes that POST parameters will only be provided as part of
> the request body, but of course you can add them to the Path field.
> 
> I suppose it would be possible to add another option to the Parameter
> section of the GUI - feel free to open a Bugzilla enhancement request.
> 

Thanks, I'll do that.


>>  Thanks a lot,
>>
>>  Dominic.
>>
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