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Firebug ‘Gotcha’ January 5, 2009

Posted by Phill in Other Stuff.

I was debugging a few AJAX requests recently which didn’t seem to be working. I used Firebug to check exactly what was being sent back in the request.

After about an hour to-ing and fro-ing, eventually using an HTTP Debugging proxy, I found out what the problem was: Firebug doesn’t send the submitted POST data when you need to send another request to examine the response. Or at least, it didn’t for me (for some reason) – it turns out the AJAX request was working fine, I just couldn’t work out why my POST data wasn’t showing up!

Can’t believe I wasted so much time on such a stupid thing, but there you go!

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