View POST Data using Chrome Developer Tools

2016-09-19 Web Scraping Andrew B. Collier

When figuring out how to formulate the contents of a POST request it’s often useful to see the “typical” fields submitted directly from a web form.

  1. Open Developer Tools in Chrome. Select the Network tab (at the top).
  2. Submit the form. Watch the magic happening in the Developer Tools console.

  1. Click on the first document listed in the Developer Tools console, then select the `Headers` tab.

That’s just scratching the surface of the wealth of information available on the Network tab. Read this to find out more.

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