WFetch Version 1.3

WFetch is a simple HTTP client for testing and troubleshooting HTTP servers. Unlike a Web browser, WFetch shows the request and response header, useful for debugging, as well as the raw data returned by the request.

You can see an example of the application in action in Figure B.2. To use, simply choose the verb (GET, PUT, POST, and so on), hostname, port number, and path of the document you want to test. If you need authentication, you can also specify the details.

Figure B.2. The WFetch tool in action.


The main log output window will show the request, header response, and data as text. Again, I recommend making this available to your developers.