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An Automated Web Application Testing System

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 99 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2014
Moheb R. Girgis
Tarek M. Mahmoud
Bahgat A. Abdullatif
Alaa M. Zaki

Moheb R Girgis, Tarek M Mahmoud, Bahgat A Abdullatif and Alaa M Zaki. Article: An Automated Web Application Testing System. International Journal of Computer Applications 99(7):37-44, August 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Moheb R. Girgis and Tarek M. Mahmoud and Bahgat A. Abdullatif and Alaa M. Zaki},
	title = {Article: An Automated Web Application Testing System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {99},
	number = {7},
	pages = {37-44},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


Web applications are dynamic and interactive, as compared to traditional applications. Therefore, traditional testing techniques and tools are not sufficient for web applications testing. This paper presents a proposed Web testing approach, in which hyperlinks of the website to be tested are automatically followed one by one to retrieve all HTML texts of its pages starting from the home page. The HTML text of each encountered page is analyzed to extract the needed information about it. Then, the collected information is used in the error checking process. The proposed approach guaranties the satisfaction of two web application testing criteria, namely page coverage criterion and hyperlink coverage criterion. The paper also describes an automated Web application testing system that has been developed to implement the proposed approach. The effectiveness of the proposed approach and the developed system in discovering several possible Web applications errors is demonstrated through a case study.


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