Activity Monitor and Web Request Editor
The solution lies in the asynchronous calls modern websites make to load data. The web server functionality that provides the data is often called a Web API, so the asynchronous calls are often referred to as Web API requests. The Web API normally provides structured data in JSON format which is very easy to work with, and the Web API requests are very fast compared to loading a full web page. Sequentum Desktop has a built in activity monitor that allows you to interact with the website's API.
The activity monitor is located in the bottom right corner of Sequentum Desktop. Once opening it you will find several columns with information about the site and behind the scenes requests that help the site run. Activity is the name of the process and gives a brief description as to the status of the request. The Url is as expected, the URL used by the site to deliver data to and from the server. The AJAX content is an extraction of the AJAX content POSTed to the URL (if there is any.) Lastly, the timing indicates when each call was made.
From the activity monitor you can do several things but one of the most common techniques is to edit a web request. To access the web request editor you simply double click on the desired web request and it brings up this window.
The URL where the web request is sent to. The headers are a required part of the given websites API and most are necessary to make the web request. The POST Data is mostly what can be manipulated so that the client computer receives data to their specifications.
Press on the Test button in the bottom left corner of the Web Request Editor in order to test the web request to guarantee that the request is working properly and generates the desired output.