Response time measurement for Flash websites

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Response time measurement for Flash websites

by Tech Support on Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:26 am

iMacros has a STOPWATCH command to allow measurment of response times of websites:

http://www.iopus.com/imacros/help/

However, with Flash websites the web-browser does not always receive accurate timing events, because flash handles the page loading itself.

So for accurate time measurements with flash we developed the imagesearch command:

http://www.iopus.com/imacros/irp/

The following example macro excerpt will provide you with the equivalent of the URL GOTO command for a non-flash site, which can then be timed:

SET !TIMEOUT 1
SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
URL GOTO=urlofflashwebsite
SET !TIMEOUT 60
SET !ERRORIGNORE NO
IMAGESEARCH (small image from your flash site)

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