Phantomjs WebDriver

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API, to use the driver first you must install it in your machine. The Phantomjs WebDriver is provided by Selenium 2.0, thus you need to install Selenium 2.0 via pip:

$ [sudo] pip install selenium

Using Phantomjs WebDriver

To use the Phantomjs driver, all you need to do is pass the string phantomjs when you create the Browser instance:

from splinter import Browser
browser = Browser('phantomjs')

Note: if you don’t provide any driver to Browser function, firefox will be used.

API docs

class splinter.driver.webdriver.phantomjs.WebDriver(user_agent=None, load_images=True, desired_capabilities=None, wait_time=2, **kwargs)
attach_file(name, value)

Fill the field identified by name with the content specified by value.

back()

Back to the last URL in the browsing history.

If there is no URL to back, this method does nothing.

check(name)

Checks a checkbox by its name.

Example:

>>> browser.check("agree-with-terms")

If you call browser.check n times, the checkbox keeps checked, it never get unchecked.

To unckech a checkbox, take a look in the uncheck method.

choose(name, value)

Chooses a value in a radio buttons group.

Suppose you have the two radio buttons in a page, with the name gender and values ‘F’ and ‘M’. If you use the choose method the following way:

>>> browser.choose('gender', 'F')

Then you’re choosing the female gender.

Clicks in a link by its href attribute.

Clicks in a link by looking for partial content of href attribute.

Clicks in a link by partial content of its text.

Clicks in a link by its text.

cookies

A CookieManager instance.

For more details, check the cookies manipulation section.

current_window

Returns the handle of the current window.

ensure_success_response()

Guarantee the success on response.

If response is not success, raises an HttpResponseError exception.

evaluate_script(script)

Similar to execute_script method.

Executes javascript in the browser and returns the value of the expression.

e.g.: ::
>>> assert 4 == browser.evaluate_script('2 + 2')
execute_script(script)

Executes a given JavaScript in the browser.

e.g.: ::
>>> browser.execute_script('document.getElementById("body").innerHTML = "<p>Hello world!</p>"')
fill(name, value)

Fill the field identified by name with the content specified by value.

fill_form(field_values)

Fill the fields identified by name with the content specified by value in a dict.

Currently, fill_form supports the following fields: text, password, textarea, checkbox, radio and select.

Checkboxes should be specified as a boolean in the dict.

find_by_css(css_selector)

Returns an instance of ElementList, using a CSS selector to query the current page content.

find_by_id(id)

Finds an element in current page by its id.

Even when only one element is find, this method returns an instance of ElementList

find_by_name(name)

Finds elements in current page by their name.

Returns an instance of ElementList.

find_by_tag(tag)

Find all elements of a given tag in current page.

Returns an instance of ElementList

find_by_value(value)

Finds elements in current page by their value.

Returns an instance of ElementList

find_by_xpath(xpath, original_find=None, original_query=None)

Returns an instance of ElementList, using a xpath selector to query the current page content.

Find all elements of a given tag in current page.

Returns an instance of ElementList

Find links by looking for a partial str in their href attribute.

Returns an instance of ElementList

Find links by looking for a partial str in their text.

Returns an instance of ElementList

Find links querying for their text.

Returns an instance of ElementList

find_option_by_text(text)

Finds <option> elements by their text.

Returns an instance of ElementList

find_option_by_value(value)

Finds <option> elements by their value.

Returns an instance of ElementList

forward()

Forward to the next URL in the browsing history.

If there is no URL to forward, this method does nothing.

get_alert()

Changes the context for working with alerts and prompts.

For more details, check the docs about iframes, alerts and prompts

get_iframe(*args, **kwds)

Changes the context for working with iframes.

For more details, check the docs about iframes, alerts and prompts

html

Source of current page.

is_element_not_present_by_css(css_selector, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is not present in the current page by css, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is not present and False if is present.

is_element_not_present_by_id(id, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by id, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is not present and False if is present.

is_element_not_present_by_name(name, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is not present in the current page by name, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is not present and False if is present.

is_element_not_present_by_tag(tag, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is not present in the current page by tag, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is not present and False if is present.

is_element_not_present_by_value(value, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is not present in the current page by value, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is not present and False if is present.

is_element_not_present_by_xpath(xpath, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is not present in the current page by xpath, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is not present and False if is present.

is_element_present_by_css(css_selector, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by css, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is present and False if is not present.

is_element_present_by_id(id, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by id, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is present and False if is not present.

is_element_present_by_name(name, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by name, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is present and False if is not present.

is_element_present_by_tag(tag, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by tag, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is present and False if is not present.

is_element_present_by_value(value, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by value, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is present and False if is not present.

is_element_present_by_xpath(xpath, wait_time=None)

Verify if the element is present in the current page by xpath, and wait the specified time in wait_time.

Returns True if the element is present and False if is not present.

is_text_present(text, wait_time=None)

Searchs for text in the browser and wait the seconds specified in wait_time.

Returns True if finds a match for the text and False if not.

quit()

Quits the browser, closing its windows (if it has one).

After quit the browser, you can’t use it anymore.

reload()

Revisits the current URL

screenshot(name=None, suffix='.png')

Takes a screenshot of the current page and saves it locally.

select(name, value)

Selects an <option> element in an <select> element using the name of the <select> and the value of the <option>.

Example:

>>> browser.select("state", "NY")
switch_to_window(window_name)

Switches focus to the specified window.

title

Title of current page.

type(name, value, slowly=False)

Types the value in the field identified by name.

It’s useful to test javascript events like keyPress, keyUp, keyDown, etc.

uncheck(name)

Unchecks a checkbox by its name.

Example:

>>> browser.uncheck("send-me-emails")

If you call brower.uncheck n times, the checkbox keeps unchecked, it never get checked.

To check a checkbox, take a look in the check method.

url

URL of current page.

visit(url)

Visits a given URL.

The url parameter is a string.

windows

Returns the handles of all windows within the current session.