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I stumbled accross webinject last week because we are monitoring our services with Nagios and a colleague, who want's to check a service needs a login/logout.

When I looked at the source code I was a bit shocked ;) and I get the feeling that I need to rewrite the whole stuff.

I already found a newer version in CPAN Webinject but it still has many of the flaws I want to get rid of.

Unfortunately I can't spent too much time on it (I'm not paid for that) :( and I don't yet know anything about the GUI part. So I thought someone here might be interested in helping?

Here are the main drawbacks I found:

  • Despite the statement in the documentation that the testcase files are XML, they are not. For example one can not use "&" for an ampersand, but has to write "&" which will make any XML tool croak.
  • Same is true for "&lt;" which has to be written as \<
  • This "misuse" of XML::Simple, which is sed for parsing, is achieved by rewriting every "&" and every "\<" in the files by "{AMPERSAND}" and "{LESSTHAN}". As a consequence these 2 Strings, should they appear anywhere in the file, will be replaced.
  • The rewrite is done EVERY run and requires a new file in the filesystem.
  • The older version 1.41 (I didn't check the CPAN version) does a second rewrite if the testcase file contains just one case instead of using XML::Simple properly. (ForceArray => 1)


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+.+=%;.#_}\&"^"-+%*).}%:##%}={~=~:.")&e&&s""`$''`"e

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