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Rendering JavaScript

Enable the full power of web scraping by rendering JavaScript on the targeted URL.
There are certain websites that require enabling JavaScript in order to render essential page elements. In these situations, a simple cURL command is not sufficient to extract HTML data from the website in question.
By passing the render_js parameter to your request, you will enable WebScrapingAPI's capability of accessing the targeted web page using a headless browser which allows JavaScript page elements to render before delivering the final scraping result back to you.
To enable JavaScript rendering, simply append the render_js HTTP GET parameter to your API request URL and set it to 1.
By default, this parameter is set to 1 (enabled).
Your full GET request should then be sent to the following address:
https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=<YOUR_API_KEY>&url=<TARGETED_URL>&render_js=1
The default value for render_js will be decided based on your plan. If your plan supports javascript rendering then the default value will be true. Otherwise the default value will be false.

Rendering JS Integration Examples

cURL
NodeJS
Python
PHP
Go
Java
.NET
Ruby
curl --request GET --url "https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=<YOUR_API_KEY>&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1"
const http = require("https");
const options = {
"method": "GET",
"hostname": "api.webscrapingapi.com",
"port": null,
"path": "/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1",
"headers": {}
};
const req = http.request(options, function (res) {
const chunks = [];
res.on("data", function (chunk) {
chunks.push(chunk);
});
res.on("end", function () {
const body = Buffer.concat(chunks);
console.log(body.toString());
});
});
req.end();
import requests
API_KEY = '<YOUR_API_KEY>'
SCRAPER_URL = 'https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1'
TARGET_URL = 'https://httpbin.org/'
PARAMS = {
"api_key":API_KEY,
"url": TARGET_URL,
"render_js":1
}
response = requests.get(SCRAPER_URL, params=PARAMS)
print(response)
<?php
$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt_array($curl, [
CURLOPT_URL => "https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "GET",
]);
$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);
curl_close($curl);
if ($err) {
echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
echo $response;
}
package main
import (
"fmt"
"net/http"
"io/ioutil"
)
func main() {
url := "https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1"
req, _ := http.NewRequest("GET", url, nil)
res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)
defer res.Body.Close()
body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)
fmt.Println(res)
fmt.Println(string(body))
}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.get("https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1")
.asString();
var client = new RestClient("https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.GET);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
url = URI("https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org&render_js=1")
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url)
response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
Important! The url parameter has to be encoded. ( i.e. &url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webscrapingapi.com%2F )
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>httpbin.org</title>
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,700|Source+Code+Pro:300,600|Titillium+Web:400,600,700" rel="stylesheet">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/flasgger_static/swagger-ui.css">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="/static/favicon.ico" sizes="64x64 32x32 16x16">
<style>
html {
box-sizing: border-box;
overflow: -moz-scrollbars-vertical;
overflow-y: scroll;
}
*,
*:before,
*:after {
box-sizing: inherit;
}
body {
margin: 0;
background: #fafafa;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<a href="https://github.com/requests/httpbin" class="github-corner" aria-label="View source on Github">
<svg width="80" height="80" viewBox="0 0 250 250" style="fill:#151513; color:#fff; position: absolute; top: 0; border: 0; right: 0;" aria-hidden="true">
<path d="M0,0 L115,115 L130,115 L142,142 L250,250 L250,0 Z"></path>
<path d="M128.3,109.0 C113.8,99.7 119.0,89.6 119.0,89.6 C122.0,82.7 120.5,78.6 120.5,78.6 C119.2,72.0 123.4,76.3 123.4,76.3 C127.3,80.9 125.5,87.3 125.5,87.3 C122.9,97.6 130.6,101.9 134.4,103.2" fill="currentColor" style="transform-origin: 130px 106px;" class="octo-arm"></path>
<path d="M115.0,115.0 C114.9,115.1 118.7,116.5 119.8,115.4 L133.7,101.6 C136.9,99.2 139.9,98.4 142.2,98.6 C133.8,88.0 127.5,74.4 143.8,58.0 C148.5,53.4 154.0,51.2 159.7,51.0 C160.3,49.4 163.2,43.6 171.4,40.1 C171.4,40.1 176.1,42.5 178.8,56.2 C183.1,58.6 187.2,61.8 190.9,65.4 C194.5,69.0 197.7,73.2 200.1,77.6 C213.8,80.2 216.3,84.9 216.3,84.9 C212.7,93.1 206.9,96.0 205.4,96.6 C205.1,102.4 203.0,107.8 198.3,112.5 C181.9,128.9 168.3,122.5 157.7,114.1 C157.9,116.9 156.7,120.9 152.7,124.9 L141.0,136.5 C139.8,137.7 141.6,141.9 141.8,141.8 Z" fill="currentColor" class="octo-body"></path>
</svg>
</a>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" style="position:absolute;width:0;height:0">
<defs>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 20 20" id="unlocked">
<path d="M15.8 8H14V5.6C14 2.703 12.665 1 10 1 7.334 1 6 2.703 6 5.6V6h2v-.801C8 3.754 8.797 3 10 3c1.203 0 2 .754 2 2.199V8H4c-.553 0-1 .646-1 1.199V17c0 .549.428 1.139.951 1.307l1.197.387C5.672 18.861 6.55 19 7.1 19h5.8c.549 0 1.428-.139 1.951-.307l1.196-.387c.524-.167.953-.757.953-1.306V9.199C17 8.646 16.352 8 15.8 8z"></path>
</symbol>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 20 20" id="locked">
<path d="M15.8 8H14V5.6C14 2.703 12.665 1 10 1 7.334 1 6 2.703 6 5.6V8H4c-.553 0-1 .646-1 1.199V17c0 .549.428 1.139.951 1.307l1.197.387C5.672 18.861 6.55 19 7.1 19h5.8c.549 0 1.428-.139 1.951-.307l1.196-.387c.524-.167.953-.757.953-1.306V9.199C17 8.646 16.352 8 15.8 8zM12 8H8V5.199C8 3.754 8.797 3 10 3c1.203 0 2 .754 2 2.199V8z"></path>
</symbol>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 20 20" id="close">
<path d="M14.348 14.849c-.469.469-1.229.469-1.697 0L10 11.819l-2.651 3.029c-.469.469-1.229.469-1.697 0-.469-.469-.469-1.229 0-1.697l2.758-3.15-2.759-3.152c-.469-.469-.469-1.228 0-1.697.469-.469 1.228-.469 1.697 0L10 8.183l2.651-3.031c.469-.469 1.228-.469 1.697 0 .469.469.469 1.229 0 1.697l-2.758 3.152 2.758 3.15c.469.469.469 1.229 0 1.698z"></path>
</symbol>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 20 20" id="large-arrow">
<path d="M13.25 10L6.109 2.58c-.268-.27-.268-.707 0-.979.268-.27.701-.27.969 0l7.83 7.908c.268.271.268.709 0 .979l-7.83 7.908c-.268.271-.701.27-.969 0-.268-.269-.268-.707 0-.979L13.25 10z"></path>
</symbol>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 20 20" id="large-arrow-down">
<path d="M17.418 6.109c.272-.268.709-.268.979 0s.271.701 0 .969l-7.908 7.83c-.27.268-.707.268-.979 0l-7.908-7.83c-.27-.268-.27-.701 0-.969.271-.268.709-.268.979 0L10 13.25l7.418-7.141z"></path>
</symbol>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 24 24" id="jump-to">
<path d="M19 7v4H5.83l3.58-3.59L8 6l-6 6 6 6 1.41-1.41L5.83 13H21V7z"></path>
</symbol>
<symbol viewBox="0 0 24 24" id="expand">
<path d="M10 18h4v-2h-4v2zM3 6v2h18V6H3zm3 7h12v-2H6v2z"></path>
</symbol>
</defs>
</svg>
<div id="swagger-ui">
<div data-reactroot="" class="swagger-ui">
<div>
<div class="information-container wrapper">
<section class="block col-12">
<div class="info">
<hgroup class="main">
<h2 class="title">httpbin.org
<small>
<pre class="version">0.9.2</pre>
</small>
</h2>
<pre class="base-url">[ Base URL: httpbin.org/ ]</pre>
</hgroup>
<div class="description">
<div class="markdown">
<p>A simple HTTP Request &amp; Response Service.
<br>
<br>
<b>Run locally: </b>
<code>$ docker run -p 80:80 kennethreitz/httpbin</code>
</p>
</div>
</div>
<div>
<div>
<a href="https://kennethreitz.org" target="_blank">the developer - Website</a>
</div>
<a href="mailto:[email protected]">Send email to the developer</a>
</div>
</div>
<!-- ADDS THE LOADER SPINNER -->
<div class="loading-container">
<div class="loading"></div>
</div>
</section>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="swagger-ui">
<div class="wrapper">
<section class="clear">
<span style="float: right;">
[Powered by
<a target="_blank" href="https://github.com/rochacbruno/flasgger">Flasgger</a>]
<br>
</span>
</section>
</div>
</div>
<script src="/flasgger_static/swagger-ui-bundle.js"> </script>
<script src="/flasgger_static/swagger-ui-standalone-preset.js"> </script>
<script src="/flasgger_static/lib/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script>
window.onload = function () {
fetch("/spec.json")
.then(function (response) {
response.json()
.then(function (json) {
var current_protocol = window.location.protocol.slice(0, -1);
if (json.schemes[0] != current_protocol) {
// Switches scheme to the current in use
var other_protocol = json.schemes[0];
json.schemes[0] = current_protocol;
json.schemes[1] = other_protocol;
}
json.host = window.location.host; // sets the current host
const ui = SwaggerUIBundle({
spec: json,
validatorUrl: null,
dom_id: '#swagger-ui',
deepLinking: true,
jsonEditor: true,
docExpansion: "none",
apisSorter: "alpha",
//operationsSorter: "alpha",
presets: [
SwaggerUIBundle.presets.apis,
// yay ES6 modules ↘
Array.isArray(SwaggerUIStandalonePreset) ? SwaggerUIStandalonePreset : SwaggerUIStandalonePreset.default
],
plugins: [
SwaggerUIBundle.plugins.DownloadUrl
],
// layout: "StandaloneLayout" // uncomment to enable the green top header
})
window.ui = ui
// uncomment to rename the top brand if layout is enabled
// $(".topbar-wrapper .link span").replaceWith("<span>httpbin</span>");
})
})
}
</script> <div class="swagger-ui">
<div class="wrapper">
<section class="block col-12 block-desktop col-12-desktop">
<div>
<h2>Other Utilities</h2>
<ul>
<li>
<a href="/forms/post">HTML form</a> that posts to /post /forms/post</li>
</ul>
<br>
<br>
</div>
</section>
</div>
</div>
</body></html>