Binary Information Press
Testing a web application is difficult and time consuming due to its distributed composition, user dependent dynamics and easy alterability. Web log files provide a promising way of generating test data for web applications. User session data are extracted from web log files and then constructed into test data. The paper defines a user session that represents the user interaction with a web application as a sequence of client requests with name-value pairs. The authors address the problem of effective and efficient generating test data from a large set of user session data.