Responses are not mandatory, a Hurl file consisting only of requests is perfectly valid. To sum up, responses can be used to capture values to perform subsequent requests, or add asserts to HTTP responses.
# First, test home title. GET https://acmecorp.net HTTP/1.1 200 [Asserts] xpath "normalize-space(//head/title)" equals "Hello world!" # Get some news, response description is optional GET https://acmecorp.net/news # Do a POST request without csrf token and check # that status code is Forbidden 403 POST https://acmecorp.net/contact [FormParams] default: false email: email@example.com number: 33611223344 HTTP/1.1 403
Requests in the same Hurl file share the cookie storage, enabling, for example, session based scenario.
By default, Hurl doesn’t follow redirection. To effectively run a redirection, entries should describe each step of the redirection, allowing insertion of asserts in each response.
# First entry, test the redirection (status code and # Location header) GET http://google.fr HTTP/1.1 301 Location: http://www.google.fr/ # Second entry, the 200 OK response GET http://www.google.fr HTTP/1.1 200
Alternatively, one can use
--location option to force redirection
to be followed. In this case, asserts are executed on the last received response. Optionally, the number of
redirections can be limited with
# Running hurl --location google.hurl GET http://google.fr HTTP/1.1 200