New in Version 15

Improved Display of Cookie Information

The Cookie tab now displays all attributes of sent cookies (e.g. Path, Domain, etc):

It also can optionally display cookies that were blocked by the browser along with the reason for blocking:

Two new warnings, HW3007 and HW3008 have been added to highlight cases where cookies were blocked:

Automatic Formatting of JavasScript, XML, CSS and HTML Content 

HttpWatch can now automatically reformat most content types to make them more readable in cases where whitespaces have been removed or other minimizing techniques have been applied.:

Supports  Long File Names

HttpWatch now fully supports file names longer than 256 characters on Windows systems where this has been enabled:

New in Version 14

Console Output Recording

Console output from Edge and Chrome (version 64 onwards) is now recorded by HttpWatch. This includes logged error, warning and information messages and output from the JavaScript runtime such as syntax errors, exceptions and calls to the console.* API :

The console output from a browser can be essential for debugging client-side code in PWAs (Progressive Web Applications) that use large JavaScript libraries or WebAssembly hosted code (e.g. C#, C++ etc):

Console recording can be controlled from Tools->Options:

A new Console column shows whether console output was recorded for a page or request:

Console tabs show the console output associated with a selected page or request:

Updated User Interface

The HttpWatch UI has been updated with new flat look icons:

New in Version 13.1

Improved Display of URLs

The page URL (including fragments) is now shown for each page group making it easier to debug Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) where URL fragments may be used for navigation. Also by default, URLs are displayed relative to the containing page and the HTTPS scheme prefix is hidden:

Insecure HTTP Warning Symbol

A red warning triangle is displayed next to insecure HTTP requests:

URL Display Options

A new URL Display options tab can be used to configure how URLs are displayed:

Warning Generated When HTTP/2 Not Used

A new warning (HW1011) highlights requests that did not use HTTP/2 (or a later network protocol) and therefore may not have optimal performance:

New in Version 13.0

Support For Microsoft Edge

HttpWatch now supports Microsoft Edge version 80 or later using an extension hosted in the Microsoft Store:

Enhanced Installer

You can now choose which browsers to use with HttpWatch when you run the installer. It is also possible to only install HttpWatch Studio if you just want to open existing HAR or HWL log files:

Automation Support For Microsoft Edge

Automation scripts can use the HttpWatch automation interface to control HttpWatch in Microsoft Edge:

New Find Method on Entries Automation class

The Find Method can be used to quickly locate requests by URL or ID either within a page or a whole log file:

Supports Snapped Window Positions

HttpWatch now restores extension and log windows to their original position even if they were placed with the Windows snap feature:

URL Indicator Symbols Show the use of  Fetch and XmlHttpRequest APIs

In Chrome and Edge an arrow symbol next to a URL shows that a request was created using the XmlHttpRequest (XHR) API in Javascript:

Or an arrow head symbol if the Fetch API was used:

Displays Service Worker Activity

When a service worker script intercepts a request the Result now displays (Service Worker). The status code is available in the data tip or Overview Tab:

A diamond URL indicator is used to show the outgoing requests made by a service worker:

Displays SameSite Cookie Attribute

The cookie panel now displays the SameSite attribute for cookies received from the server:

Shows The Use of the Memory and Prefetch Cache

The Result column in Chrome and Edge now shows whether the memory or prefetch cache was used:

Detects The Use of JSON Without The Correct Content Type

HttpWatch now formats and applies password masking to JSON content even if the content type has been incorrectly set to a different format:

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