Extreme web site testing

It is not enough to test the web application as it is. Users can actually send any request to your web server. Even if the client side part of your web application (written in HTML/CSS/Javascript ) behaves well, some people will try to send requests that would not be generated by your application. Sometimes that will happen by mistake - copy-pasting a URL incorrectly. Sometime on purpose, when trying to attack your application.

If you want to seriously test your web application you'll have to do the same. On the higher level protocols - you can send various http requests similar to the valid ones, but with invalid data. You can also send invalid fields, and you can try to attack your own application on low level protocols and send invalid HTTP headers.