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Good browser for <form> debugging?

Hi folks,

I'm looking for a web browser that can be used for form debugging -- i.e,
one that thows me what will be sent to the server once I click on the
"Submit" button. The background is that I'm looking at a horrid web page
(not by me) that has a form in it, but this form and all its fields are so
hopelessly intermingled with other elements that it's very hard to figure
out by hand in a text editor. The page is so bad that tidy won't even
touch it.

This form uses POST and the server does a redirect after submitting, so
just looking at the URL after submitting doesn't work.

Tips, anyone? I prefer using Linux.

Thanks,
--Daniel
Jul 23 '05 #1
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Daniel Haude wrote:

I'm looking for a web browser that can be used for form debugging
Firefox with the Web Developer extension.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/webdeveloper

Tips, anyone? I prefer using Linux.


Firefox is available for Linux. AFAIK, extensions are not platform
dependent, but I've not researched this.

HTH.

--
Brian
Jul 23 '05 #2
In article <sl******************@kir.physnet.uni-hamburg.de>,
ha***@kir.physnet.uni-hamburg.de says...
Hi folks,

I'm looking for a web browser that can be used for form debugging -- i.e,
one that thows me what will be sent to the server once I click on the
"Submit" button. The background is that I'm looking at a horrid web page
(not by me) that has a form in it, but this form and all its fields are so
hopelessly intermingled with other elements that it's very hard to figure
out by hand in a text editor. The page is so bad that tidy won't even
touch it.

This form uses POST and the server does a redirect after submitting, so
just looking at the URL after submitting doesn't work.

Save the page to your local disk and change the method to a GET and
you'll see the values in the addressbar.

Write a PHP script to capture them and change the action to the script
you wrote and run it locally.
Jul 23 '05 #3
>>I'm looking for a web browser that can be used for form debugging -- i.e,
one that thows me what will be sent to the server once I click on the
"Submit" button. The background is that I'm looking at a horrid web page
(not by me) that has a form in it, but this form and all its fields are so
hopelessly intermingled with other elements that it's very hard to figure
out by hand in a text editor. The page is so bad that tidy won't even
touch it.


Does cg-eye help with it?

--
Nick Kew
Jul 23 '05 #4

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