Steve Chambers Steve Chambers - 3 months ago 16
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 http://www.hurl.it, which preclude sending the request to localhost.]

Answer

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

EDIT:

Some other cool alternatives:

Paw (My current favourite)

Postman