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Jul 2016
Ash Nilkanth
Jul 28 2016 04:04
Hey guys! Anyone around to answer a few questions?
Ross Hinkley
Jul 28 2016 05:06
shoot, my brain is about scrambled though :P
Ash Nilkanth
Jul 28 2016 05:12
Thanks. Is it possible to set auto-redirection (and max redirects) through Nightmare or Electron?
i.e. enable/disable auto-redirection, and if enabled set max number of redirects possible before the request is terminated
Ross Hinkley
Jul 28 2016 05:17
good question... off the top of my head, i'm not sure
you could probably set up nightmare to cancel the request on 30x...
although now that i'm thinking about it, i don't think there's a super-clean way to stop a .goto() that's in progress
i assume you want to make the max redirects something small?
(i think the default is 20ish)
Ross Hinkley
Jul 28 2016 05:24
a cursory look at the chrome switches didn't yield anything
aaaand github is down
... i'll take a look at electron tomorrow
and if that doesn't turn up anything, i'll take a stroll through the chromium source to see if anything jumps out
Ash Nilkanth
Jul 28 2016 05:26
cool, thanks
Based on my quick test, Electron does handle redirects (HTTP 301, 302 etc, or client-side JS), but I'm not sure what's the max redirects limit and how to reduce it for a quick turnaround.
Secondly, I assume that Electron accepts cookies, but do those cookies persist across Nightmare instances and page requests?
Ross Hinkley
Jul 28 2016 05:30
it'll handle redirects just fine
it should behave similarly to chrome
i am almost positive the max redirect limit is ~20
and yes, electron handles cookies
persisting across instances... is tricky, but out of the box, i think the answer is yes, memory serving
Ash Nilkanth
Jul 28 2016 05:38
ok, anyway to disable/restrict cookie persistence, but still accept cookies for a page?
Ash Nilkanth
Jul 28 2016 08:54
I'll appreciate if someone can shed some light on this other issue I encountered: Error on 'wait' after 'goto' status code check - segmentio/nightmare#737
Michael Bodnarchuk
Jul 28 2016 09:33
Yesterday I released CodeceptJS testing framework with Nightmare support.
It provides unified API for Selenium and Nightmare tests and much more.
Check it out
Arne Bahlo
Jul 28 2016 10:14
Hey guys, how can I access electron.webFrame from (
Ross Hinkley
Jul 28 2016 13:36
@voidmonk i think webPreferences.partition is what you're after
i'll also have a look at that issue later today
@bahlo hm, .action() has an ambient reference to Electron's require for the Electron-side function
could you require Electron and pull the webframe out there?
@DavertMik I'll have to check it out :) thanks for the update
Jul 28 2016 17:04
Does nightmare eval js too?
Ross Hinkley
Jul 28 2016 18:11
@ErraticFox what do you mean?