ZATS Cookies

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Since 1.1.0

In order to provide developers handle the HTTP cookies, ZATS Mimic introduces a group of methods on Client. ZATS Mimic seamless maintains cookies after connected with a ZK web application. We can read and verify values of cookies.


	public void setCookie(String name, String value) {
		javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse resp = Executions.getCurrent().getNativeResponse();
		resp.addCookie(new javax.servlet.http.Cookie(name, value));
	setCookie("foo", "bar");
<button id="change" label="change" onClick='setCookie("foo", "hello");' />
<button id="show" label="show">
	<attribute name="onClick"><![CDATA[
		javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest req = Executions.getCurrent().getNativeRequest();
		StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
		for (javax.servlet.http.Cookie c : req.getCookies())
<label id="msg" />
  • Line 15: This will add a cookie when beginning.
  • Line 18: It changes the cookie from server-side when the user clicking the button.
  • Line 19, 29: If we click the button, web application will show all received cookies.

	Client client = Zats.newClient();
	DesktopAgent desktop = client.connect("/cookie.zul");
	Assert.assertEquals("bar", client.getCookie("foo"));
	Assert.assertEquals(null, client.getCookie("not existed"));
	Assert.assertEquals("hello", client.getCookie("foo"));
  • Line 13, 14, 15: After connected to a ZUL page, we can get the cookies and verify them.
  • Line 16, 17: ZATS Mimic maintains all cookies during any operations.

Cookie handling from client-side

Besides applying cookies from the server-side, developers can also handle cookies from the client-side. In a ZK web application, we can achieve the previous behavior through the Client-side programming[1]. Because ZATS Mimic doesn't perform the JavaScript code, it lets developers add, modify or remove cookies in test code to simulate the Client-side programming.

Client client = Zats.newClient();
DesktopAgent desktop = client.connect("/cookie.zul");
client.setCookie("hello", "ZK");
String msg = desktop.query("#msg").as(Lable.class).getValue();
  • Line 11, 12: We can directly append a new cookie or replace old value with the same name in the test code. If we pass an cookie with null value, it indicates that remove the specific cookie. Notice that the name of cookie can not start with $ character, that will be a reserved name.


  1. for more detail. Please refer to ZK_Client-side_Reference

Last Update : 2012/06/10

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