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    What is the Request Grid?

    The upper part of the HttpWatch window displays a scrollable list of captured HTTP/HTTPS requests and is automatically updated in the HttpWatch plug-in as you access a web site. Clicking on a column heading will cause the data to be sorted in ascending order based on data in that column. A second click on the same column will reverse the sort order and display the data in descending order.

    Details of the currently selected item are displayed in the request view. If you selected more than one request or a page heading then a summary of the recorded data is displayed in the Summary View.

    For more information on the way data is displayed please refer to these sections:

    Page Grouping

    Page Level Time Charts

    Data Columns

    The columns used by the grid can be changed using the Select Columns dialog. These columns are displayed by default:

    Started

    The time at which the request was started by the browser. This is an offset in hours, minutes and seconds from the first entry in the log.

    Time

    The time in seconds to complete the request. This is measured from when the browser first started processing the request until the last byte of data is read from the response.

    Time Chart

    A graphical bar chart representation of each request relative to other requests in the same page. This column can be hidden using the 'Time Chart Column' option on the view menu. The timing bars and events lines shown in this column are described in Page Level Time Charts

    ! (Warnings)

    HttpWatch detects possible problems in each recorded request. An exclamation mark is displayed in this column if one or more warnings were assigned to a request. 

    Sent

    This is total number of bytes sent by the browser in the HTTP request message. It includes the size of the HTTP request headers and any POST data (e.g. form values or uploaded files).

    Received

    This is total number of bytes downloaded by the browser while reading the HTTP response and includes both the size of the HTTP headers and content. For commonly encountered result values you can interpret this value as follows:

    200

    For an HTTP OK response this value is the size of HTTP response headers and content. If the content is compressed then this value will be the size of the compressed content plus the size of the uncompressed headers (the headers are never compressed). Also, when SSL encryption is used this value will be the encrypted size of the HTTP headers and content and will generally be slightly larger than a unencrypted version of the same request. To see more detail about the size of the content and compression savings achieved click on the Content Tab.

    304

    The value will be the size of the headers returned (304 responses never return content)

    (Cache)

    The value will always be zero because no HTTP request was sent to the server

    Method

    The HTTP method that was used when the request was sent.

    Result

    If the request was successful then the HTTP status code will be shown here, e.g. 200 for OK, 404 for page not found, 403 permission denied or 304 if a requested resource has not been modified. In cases where the content was read from the cache without contacting the HTTP server, this column contains '(Cache)'.

    The value 'Aborted' in this column indicates that the browser cancelled the HTTP operation before it completed. This can occur if images are being downloaded when you click on a link to a different page.

    Type

    This shows an icon representing the type of content that was downloaded. The tooltip for each entry displays the underlying mime type, e.g. 'text/html'.

    URL

    The address of the web content being accessed, e.g. http://www.microsoft.com/default.asp. HttpWatch can reformat SAP portal URLs into an easier to read format. See for Working with SAP URLs more details.

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