Extends Chai with assertions for the CasperJS/PhantomJS headless browser.
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Latest commit c40cb83 Mar 28, 2016 @nathanboktae nathanboktae Release 0.3.0


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Casper–Chai provides a set of custom assertions for use with CasperJS. You get all the benefits of Chai to test with CasperJS.

It is an alternative to Casper's built-in Tester assertions. Instead of using Casper's Tester you can use (in this case with mocha-casperjs and Chai):

describe("my page", function () {
  it("can be opened by Casper", function () {

    casper.then(function () {

    casper.then(function () {


Say we have a page like this:

    <title>Casper-Chai Example</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="site.css" type="text/css">
      <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="signin">Sign In</a>
      <ul class="breadcrumbs">
        <li aria-selected="true">Using Chai in your casper tests</li>
      <div class="greeting">Hello</div>
      <span class="greeting help">Need help?</span>
      <a href="/help" id="help-link" class="help">Help</a>

Here are some assertions that pass

'Casper-Chai Example'.should.matchTitle
'body > header'.should.be.inDOM
'ul.breadcrumbs li'.should.contain.an.element.with.attr('aria-selected')
'.greeting'.should.have.tagName(['div', 'span'])
'li[aria-selected]'.should.contain.text('Using Chai')
'header a'.should.have.text(/Sign/)

Here are some assertions that fail

'li[aria-selected]'.should.have.text('Using Chai')

See the full documentation and more examples and check out the unit tests.


Casper-Chai can be installed with npm using npm install casper-chai, or including casper-chai.js in a directory require will find it.

Add extensions to Chai with:

casper_chai = require('casper-chai');

To develop and test casper-chai locally, clone the project and run npm install to get dependencies (which, obviously, requires npm to be installed). You will need cake to generate documentation - which should be possible by running npm install -g coffee-script. Also make sure you have the latest version of casperjs installed.