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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HTTP binary response
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:22:39 GMT
On 28 October 2012 07:41, Shmuel Krakower <shmulikk@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Deepak, all,
> I've tried you suggestion with "Save Response to File" listener and results
> are saved successfully.
> I've debugged this and found that basically each response has a dataType
> field which is either "bin" or "text" and it's determined by the content
> type header.
>
> There are actually two problems/bugs with this:
> 1. The view results tree listener assumes that if the dataType is "bin"
> than we have a picture and it tries to render it (while the isBinaryType
> method may put other contents into this category, like audio and video). In
> my case it tries to render a "video/f4f" as an image and fails.
> 2. The isBinaryType method is mistaken when setting a content type of
> "video/f4m" into the category of binary, while this file is in XML format.
>
> Regarding 2 - I will open a bugzilla.

Done: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/process_bug.cgi

> Regarding 1 - I am unsure if I should open a bugzilla on this or not, as my
> expectation from the view results tree listener is that it will show the
> response data, even if it is a binary content.

JMeter is not a browser, and cannot be expected to display all
possible binary file types.
Even browsers struggle with some binary file types.

> What are your opinions on this?
>
> Best.
> Shmuel Krakower.
> Beatsoo.org - re-use your jmeter scripts for application performance
> monitoring from worldwide locations for free.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Deepak Shetty <shettyd@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I use a Save Responses to a file listener with a variable file name prefix
>> scoped to the sampler returning the binary data
>> A viewer needs to be specific to the binary format (unless you are Neo :)
>> and can read bytes) and you cant store arbitrary binary data into an XML
>> file (JTL)
>> Listeners and Jmeter do have a setting to save responses to the JTL file
>> (but with the caveat above - you wont be able to parse the XML in rare
>> situations)
>>
>> regards
>> deepak
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Shmuel Krakower <shmulikk@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi All,
>> > I have a case where I get HTTP response in binary format.
>> > The problem is that I cannot see the binary response in the view results
>> > tree nor the jtl file.
>> >
>> > Is this supported?
>> >
>> > Best,
>> > Shmuel Krakower.
>> >
>>

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