Advanced HTML Dialog Box

Enables you to set the advanced options for HTTP-based scripts.

To access
Record > Recording Options > General > Recording > HTML Advanced
Important information
This dialog box is available only for specific protocols. For a complete list of protocols and their associated nodes, see Protocol Compatibility Table.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element
Restores the default settings of this dialog box.
Non-HTML generated elements
Many Web pages contain non-HTML elements, such as applets, XML, ActiveX elements, or JavaScript. These non-HTML elements usually contain or retrieve their own resources. Using the following options, you can control how VuGen records non HTML-generated elements.
  • Record within the current script step. Does not generate a new function for each of the non HTML-generated resources. It lists all resources as arguments of the relevant functions, such as web_url, web_link, and web_submit_data. The resources, arguments of the Web functions, are indicated by the EXTRARES flag.

  • Record in separate steps and use concurrent groups. Creates a new function for each one of the non HTML-generated resources and does not include them as items in the page's functions (such as web_url and web_link). All of the web_url functions generated for a resource are placed in a concurrent group (surrounded by web_concurrent_start and web_concurrent_end).

  • Do not record. Does not record any non-HTML generated resources.

Script type
  • A script describing user actions. Generates functions that correspond directly to the action taken. It creates URL (web_url), link (web_link), image (web_image), and form submission (web_submit_form) functions. The resulting script is very intuitive and resembles a context sensitive recording.

  • A script containing explicit URL's only. Records all links, images and URLs as web_url statements, or in the case of forms, as web_submit_data. It does not generate the web_link, web_image, and web_submit_form functions. The resulting script is less intuitive. This mode is useful for instances where many links within your site have the same link text. If you record the site using the first option, it records an ordinal (instance) for the link, but if you record using the second option, each link is listed by its URL. This facilitates parameterization and correlation for that step.