Feature request - Browser/server communication logs

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Nik
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Feature request - Browser/server communication logs

Post by Nik » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:50 pm

It would be nice if iMacros could record all communication between the browser and the server so we can go back and see what posts were made...

Example:

http://www.whatever.com/dosomething.do? ... od=dostuff

There are other products out there that can do this, I understand, but it would be nice if iMacros could encorporate this so we get it all in one place.

With this information, we could potentially do something like this...

GOTO URL=http://www.whatever.com/dosomething.do? ... od=dostuff

This would make some scripts easier to produce.
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Post by Tech Support » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:32 am

Just to clarify: What communication do you mean? The HTTP traffic that is send and received?
Nik
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Post by Nik » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:34 pm

In my example above, everything after the ?

See, the browser communicates back to the server (one way) by sending back variables and when we see it, it looks like this...

http://server.com/do?variable1=somethin ... =something

For example, I deal with the auto downloading of invoices from telephone vendors. I could use this feature to request a particular invoice like this...

http://telephonevendor.com/downloadinvo ... e=20070801

And I can substitute the date field for my own date but I would need to know what the http posts look like. I'm not sure how much effort it would take to have iMacros record all the http post communication but it would be a useful feature indeed. And you would probably attract a whole new market of people who use other software to do the same thing.
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