Steve Chambers Steve Chambers - 5 months ago 20
HTTP Question

Simulate HTTP POST on localhost (*Windows* not Unix)

What is the simplest way of sending an HTTP POST to a localhost address/port under Windows?

E.g. do any browser plugins exist to do this or could a command be sent in the Chrome Developer Tools / Firebug console?

[Have seen similar q's asked before but the answers mostly seem to recommend the use of Unix tools such as CURL or Websites such as, which preclude sending the request to localhost.]


I use Advanced REST Client usually. I assume it works offline too(never tried it though as my Internet is always on).

Advanced REST Client for Chrome

I think the plugin is available for firefox too. Just google Advanced REST Client


Some other cool alternatives:

Paw (My current favourite)