Giuseppe A. Di Lucca , University of Sannio
Massimiliano Di Penta , University of Sannio
As web applications evolves, their structure may become more and more complex. Thus, systematic approaches/methods for web application testing are needed. Existing methods take into consideration only those actions/events the user is prompted by the application itself, such as the selection of a hypertextual link or the submission of the data contained in a form. However, these methods do not consider also actions/events provided by the browser, such as the usage of backward and forward buttons, usage that in some cases may produce navigation inconsistencies.<div></div> This paper proposes an approch to integrate existing testing techniques with a state-based testing devoted to discover possible inconsistencies caused by interactions with web browser buttons. A testing model, considering the role of the browser while navigating a web application, and some coverage criteria, are presented.