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Burp Suite Cookbook by Sunny Wear

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Understanding the Message Editor

On almost every tool and tab within Burp Suite that display an HTTP message, you will see an editor identifying the request and response. This is commonly referred to as the Message Editor. The Message Editor allows viewing and editing HTTP requests and responses with specialties. 

Within the Message Editor are multiple subtabs. The subtabs for a request message, at a minimum, include the following:

  • Raw
  • Headers
  • Hex

The subtabs for a response message include the following:

  • Raw
  • Headers
  • Hex
  • HTML (sometimes)
  • Render (sometimes)

The Raw tab gives you the message in its raw HTTP form. The Headers tab displays HTTP header parameters in tabular format. The parameters are editable, and columns can be added, removed, ...

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