I don't know any links but I can share my experience of testing such application.
Testing of Tabbed browsing is depend on your Requirements.
I am also testing such two different application but the requirements are different.
One application does not allow you to next tab until and unless you fill general information of tab. Other all tab are disable. once the general information saved then all tabs get enabled .then user can freely move to all tabs. If user add or change any information on any tab and change the tab without saving then Alert pop up shown for saving the data. If Click on yes then the data get saved and next tab opens If No is selected then without saving the data next tab opens. form this you will find some important scenarios.
And the other application allows user to move freely. On tab change data get saved. And if all the information of on the tab is filled then the tab shows with green tick mark other wise it will be shown with Red cross mark indicating the tab information is not completely not filled.
so check your requirement document and make scenarios and start testing.
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Over there, screenshots are also displayed how "Tabbed document interface" is used in Web applications,( such as opening multiple web pages in tabs of a single window) and also windows applications,( such as Preferences panes).
I believe you were speaking about the latter one. I agree , requirements are also to be considered on how Tabs are implemented in the application.
But in browsers like InternetExplorer 6 and 7 and also in firefox latest versions, Tabbed Browsing has become the common thing.
I was asking about the factors that we need to consider while testing "tabbed browsing" in web applications particularly.
I also mentioned that there are sessions that play *some*(which I am not very sure how!) role in this Tabbed Browsing.
My query is about Web applications but not otherwise.
I would be thankful to you and the others who could give me more inputs in this case.