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a Webkit-based, headless web client

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# Overview

Author: Niklas Baumstark

A standalone version of the Webkit server included in [capybara-webkit][1]. It includes a slim Python wrapper and the following improvements over the original version from thoughtbot:

  • Wait command to wait for the current page to load
  • SetAttribute command to [configure certain QWebkit settings][2]
  • SetHtml command to [load custom HTML][3] into the browser (e.g. to execute scripts on web pages scraped by a static scraper)
  • SetViewportSize command to set the viewport size of the in-memory browser

If you are interested in web scraping using this server, have a look at [dryscrape][4].

# Building and Installing

To install the Python binding (this also builds the server and places it into Python’s site-package directory):

sudo python install

If you don’t need the Python bindings, you can also use the supplied shellscript to build the server only.

# Contact, Bugs, Contributions

If you have any problems with this software, don’t hesitate to open an issue on [Github]( or open a pull request or write a mail to niklas baumstark at Gmail.

# License

This software is based on [capybara-webkit][1]. capybara-webkit is Copyright (c) 2011 thoughtbot, inc. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.

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