A quick question:
Does eValid have any way to vary the page loading strategy?
Fair question CassidyT.
Indeed, one can imagine situations in which you want to test alternative page-loading strategies.
Actually, that would mean, testing alternative methods for selecting which page components (frames, css's, etc.) to load in which order.
However, from eValid's point of view, this is more a matter of testing your browser implementation than it is of testing a web application.
The way eValid's architecture, it uses the page loading strategy of the underlying browser version, which in eValid's case is whatever is implemented in the IE browser version you are using.
Here is a diagram of how eValid is organized: http://e-valid.com/Products/License/evalid.chart.html
The idea is, in the case of eValid, to focus on possible errors (or, alternatively, avoidance of unwanted regressions) in the web application.
Everything is focused on realism of a test.
To alter the way the browser retrieves the page is to alter that all-important "realism" factor.
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