#60 ✓wontfix
Josh Knowles

Support the ability to not follow redirects

Reported by Josh Knowles | November 17th, 2008 @ 03:41 PM

Ability to not follow redirects via global config can be found at:


Open to other options that accomplish the same goal.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Jeff Rafter
  • Adam greene

    Adam greene January 4th, 2009 @ 10:13 AM

    definitely a +1. I would like to easy check calls to external sources in my acceptance tests (like for OpenID or OAuth). The current webrat setup doesn't allow this without monkey patching it.

    though I'm not sure if Josh's patch is the right way to do this... as it is a class level (ie, not thread safe) change. Might be worth discussing either not following the redirect if it leaves the main host (not the subdomain, but changes hosts completely) or if that is too black box, making it configurable at the visit or click method level.

    Thanks, Adam

  • Bryan Helmkamp

    Bryan Helmkamp January 4th, 2009 @ 10:03 PM

    • Assigned user changed from “Bryan Helmkamp” to “Josh Knowles”
  • Josh Knowles

    Josh Knowles January 20th, 2009 @ 07:39 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”

    Closing this out as I think that the new redirect support handles 90% the use cases.

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