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Status Future consideration
Categories Performance Tester
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 22, 2021

Have an option to automatically delete browser hitory when doing a HTTP reording

Every time I do a http recording it's best practice to delete browing history, even cookies, in fact RPT tells us so, see first picture.


Why not have a check box somewhere on this dialog in second picture

Idea priority Medium
Use Case
1. tester does new HTTP test from recording 2. a brower launches 3. initial page says to delete browsing history 4. tester my ignore this advise or not know how to do it or spends time doing it 5. if not done test can fail, it's common for a test to fail if cookies aren't cleared. 6. this means tester has to do a new recording all over again
RFE ID 148793
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Performance Tester
  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2021

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

  • Guest
    Mar 3, 2021

    The temporary profile will have a clean browser history and cookies, but it may not have saved bookmarks, maybe prefilled in passwords, etc, so a temporary profile may cause extra work for the tester.

    And this isn't just for Firefox, it would apply to IE and Chrome as well.

    The simple act of not clearing browser cache regardless of which browser is being used can ruin the whole recording especially if existing cookies are not cleared

    If implemented, the option to clear browser cache including cookies should be set to True by default

  • Guest
    Mar 2, 2021

    This request lacks sufficient information for us to evaluate it. It might not be considered further until it has been revised and clarified.

    There is a workaround while running on Firefox by creating temporary profiles. If this not an acceptable workaround, we can schedule a call to discuss more

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2021

    Attachment (Description): a check box somewhere on this dialog to delete history would be ideal

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2021

    Attachment (Description): this is where tester is prompted to remove history