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I often go looking at websites of Facebook offers people have claimed, or just general investigations into how legitimate a site looks by where one ends up after visiting the initial URL / the page contents on the final page. However the web based tools I have currently found all have limitations, which limit my ability to do this and also cite my evidence.

I am aware of the following sites that allow you to inspect the particulars of an HTTP(S) transaction with most websites:


  • Only bookmark result if HTTP header includes an etag, or a redirect like a HTTP302
  • No following redirects


  • HTTP only
  • Can specify parameters of the request in the GET string
  • Follows redirects


  • HTTP only
  • Doesn't appear to allow bookmarking of the query in any way
  • Follows redirects

For reference, there is also one that will only work on web servers you have write access to (needs to find a file named delorie.html in directory wanting to fetch, or root), which I haven't tested:


So, the Question - I have listed them in order of preferred features for me, but just wondering if anyone knows of one that deals with either HTTP or HTTPS, will allow the query to be bookmarked and follows redirects?


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Perhaps those who spend their time making the great fiddle websites (jsfiddle.com / sqlfiddle.com / etc) could also make a ¿httpfiddle.com? one, which I am sure would include the above akin-to-principle features, and many more me and others would find cool! –  user66001 Mar 17 '13 at 22:57
For those who have downvoted this question, I would be interested in the reasoning? –  user66001 Jul 28 '13 at 3:08

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Have you considered HTTPAnalyzer?

HTTPWatch is good for saving sessions and opening those saved at other computers.

So, what's your answer? Analyser or Watch? Are you by any chance affiliated to either programmes? –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Mar 13 '13 at 12:08
Igor Savinkin - Perhaps you were meaning to put "HTTPWatch is also good..."? Also, looked at both HTTPAnalyzer and HTTPWatch, but both appear to be PC software, and not websites where I can easily share a link to my findings with others. Thanks for the suggesting these though, they may come in handy for other projects. –  user66001 Mar 17 '13 at 22:54
I'm not affiliated. I just find them good, much better than online or browser built-in sniffers. Sure you want smth. on the web to be able to bookmark. I'll check more on this condition and also those that follow redirects. –  Igor Savinkin Mar 18 '13 at 12:04

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