BrowserFetcher

A Browser-ish client implementation with JS rendering support

Skrape{it} provides different fetcher implementations. All of the Fetchers behave different and you should pick them depending on your needs.

The BrowserFetcher is a special http client. It will send an HTTP-request (with given request parameters, headers etc.) to a given url and returns a result that consists of the http response status as well as of the response headers and body. The special thing is that it will be have like a browser and will return a rendered DOM as body instead of a plain simple body string.

It is not as fast as the other fetchers since it take some time to render a response, but the result will look simular to what you would get when surfing a page in your browser.

Thereby it is the best pick if you want to call client-side rendered websites, e.g. Single-Page-Applications build with react.js, vue.js, angular and so on.

if you do not need skrape{it}'s full feature set you can use the BrowserFetcher standalone by adding the following dependency to your project.

Gradle
Maven
Gradle
build.gradle.kts
dependencies {
implementation("it.skrape:skrapeit-browser-fetcher:1.1.1")
}
Maven
pom.xml
<dependency>
<groupId>it.skrape</groupId>
<artifactId>skrapeit-browser-fetcher</artifactId>
<version>1.1.1</version>
</dependency>

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