NOTE: This package is not actively maintained. It uses QtWebkit, which is end-of-life and probably doesn't get security fixes backported. Consider using a similar package like Spynner instead.
Author: Niklas Baumstark
A standalone version of the Webkit server included in capybara-webkit. It includes a slim Python wrapper and the following improvements over the original version from thoughtbot:
Waitcommand to wait for the current page to load
SetAttributecommand to configure certain
SetHtmlcommand to load custom HTML into the browser (e.g. to execute scripts on web pages scraped by a static scraper)
SetViewportSizecommand 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.
Building and Installing
To install the Python binding (this also builds the server and places it into
sudo python setup.py install
If you don't need the Python bindings, you can also use the supplied
shellscript to build the server only.
A word about Qt 5.6
The 5.6 version of Qt removes the Qt WebKit module in favor of the new module Qt WebEngine. So far webkit-server has not been ported to WebEngine (and likely won't be in the near future), so Qt <= 5.5 is a requirement.
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.
This software is based on capybara-webkit. capybara-webkit is Copyright (c) 2011 thoughtbot, inc. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.