The Manual Request plugin allows the user to handcraft a reuest to be sent to the server. It is also possible to replay a previous request by selecting it from the drop down selection box. Previous requests which are loaded into the editor can also be edited before being sent to the server, of course. When the "Fetch Response" button is selected, WebScarab sends the request to the appropriate server, and saves the conversation for analysis by the other WebScarab plugins.
Selecting "Get cookies" button gets cookies relevant to the requested URL from the "Shared Cookies" list, and adds them to the request.
The "Update CookieJar" button looks for any "Set-Cookie" headers in the response that was retrieved, and adds them to the "Shared Cookies" list.