How to Simulate Long HTTP Requests
It happens less frequently these days but there are times when we need to accommodate for a HTTP request timing out. The service could be down, under heavy traffic, or just poorly coded, or any host of other issues.
Whenever I need to simulate a long HTTP request, I use a bit of PHP to make it happen:
// Don't resolve this request for 5 seconds
// A generic response
echo 'This is the response!';
// ... or hit a URL to make the case more realistic
With that script created, I make PHP start a server so I can make the request locally:
php -S localhost:8000
Now I can hit
http://localhost:8000 and get the long request I want!
There are a number of ways you can accomplish these long form requests but this has always been a favorite of mine!
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You'd agree with me that IE's default "red x" icon looks awful, so why not use
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