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How many Firefox Versions Should HttpWatch Support?

 December 6, 2012

The Problem Every six weeks a new version of Firefox is released by Mozilla. Unfortunately, binary extensions like HttpWatch need to be recompiled and ship a new DLL for each new release. Currently, HttpWatch supports the following versions of Firefox: 2, 3, 3.5, 3.6, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 There’s 18 different version of Firefox that HttpWatch needs to support and be tested against. Also. every six weeks the HttpWatch installer increases in size, takes longer to install and takes up more space on the target machine. We really need to start … Continue reading

Posted on December 06, 2012 in Firefox,HttpWatch Tags: ,

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HttpWatch 8.5 Supports Firefox 15 and SPDY Version 3

 September 3, 2012

HttpWatch has been updated to support Firefox 15 and add some new features: Supports SPDY Version 3 New SPDY Version column Improved handling of images with transparency High DPI Awareness for Windows 7 SPDY Version 3 is an updated version of the SPDY protocol and includes some performance related changes such as improved header compression. These changes have been included in Firefox 15 but are not enabled by default. To try out SPDY version 3 you need to enable the network.http.spdy.enabled.v3 setting in about:config: There’s also a new SPDY Version column that you can add in HttpWatch 8.5 to show which version … Continue reading

Posted on September 03, 2012 in Firefox,HttpWatch,SPDY Tags: ,,

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HttpWatch 8.4: Supports Firefox 14 and Selenium

 July 17, 2012

The latest update to HttpWatch adds support for Firefox 14 and includes a new AttachByTitle method on the Controller automation class: Previously, it wasn’t possible to attach HttpWatch to instance of IE created by the Selenium browser automation framework because Selenium doesn’t provide access to the IE’s IWebBrowser2 interface. The new AttachByTitle method makes it possible to attach HttpWatch to any instance of IE or Firefox so long as the page has a unique title. For example, here’s the sample code included with HttpWatch 8.4 that demonstrates how to use a unique page title with Selenium: // Use Selenium to … Continue reading