Creating simple monitors within the url_response probe, I have came across several URLs being requested which had embedded redirects. Because of this, we are forced to create synthetic scripts utilizing the e2e_probe; for a simple web page verification. This same functionality response has been seen within App Synthetic Monitor (ASM) also; a simple URL monitor, but can't get past the initial URL to verify page specific information due to the redirects. Again, what should be a simple monitor turns into a more detailed monitoring setup venture.
Not sure what it would take to put this in place, but I know I am not the only customer who has ran across this. This functionality would decrease the amount of e2e_appmon scripting for simple url_response monitor.
You can also view a case that was open because of this issue; was told the url_response probe was functioning as designed, and to open an IDEA for this coding change request.
Case Number : 01291186 : url_response : Test URL feature