More specifically, HttpWatch works with Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers to identify what specific HTTP traffic is activated when a page is accessed. Entering a secure site (one with HTTPS connections) sets off the application's function to display the decrypted appearance of the network traffic. Also, the application sustains non-interactive inspection of HTTP data. Upon saving log files, the HTTP traffic is recorded completely and saved as a compact file.
HttpWatch has the following attributes:
• Usability: Logging begins quickly after a few clicks of the mouse in Firefox or Internet Explorer. This can be done without having to change network settings to configure debuggers or network “sniffers.”
• Productivity: Cookies, query strings, headers, and POST data can be easily observed without manually decoding HTTP packets in their raw forms.
• Dependability: Logging thousands of HTTP transactions for hours and days is possible while keeping track of problems that arise occasionally.
• Accuracy: The software only minimally affects browser and website interaction, permitting measurement of real-world HTTP functionalities.