@axe-core/playwright
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@axe-core/playwright

Provides a chainable axe API for playwright and automatically injects into all frames

Getting Started

Install Node.js if you haven't already.

Install Playwright: npm install playwright

Install @axe-core/playwright: npm install @axe-core/playwright

Usage

This module uses a chainable API to assist in injecting, configuring, and analyzing axe with Playwright. As such, it is required to pass an instance of Playwright.

Here is an example of a script that will drive Playwright to a page, perform an analysis, and then log results to the console.

const { AxeBuilder } = require('@axe-core/playwright');
const playwright = require('playwright');

(async () => {
  const browser = await playwright.chromium.launch({ headless: true });
  const context = await browser.newContext();
  const page = await context.newPage();
  await page.goto('https://dequeuniversity.com/demo/mars/');

  try {
    const results = await new AxeBuilder({ page }).analyze();
    console.log(results);
  } catch (e) {
    // do something with the error
  }

  await browser.close();
})();

AxeBuilder({ page: Playwright.Page })

Constructor for the AxeBuilder helper. You must pass an instance of Playwright as the first argument.

const builder = new AxeBuilder({ page });

AxeBuilder#analyze(): Promise<axe.Results | Error>

Performs analysis and passes any encountered error and/or the result object.

new AxeBuilder({ page })
  .analyze()
  .then(results => {
    console.log(results);
  })
  .catch(e => {
    // Do something with error
  });

AxeBuilder#include(selector: String | String[])

Adds a CSS selector to the list of elements to include in analysis

new AxeBuilder({ page }).include('.results-panel');

Method chaining is also available, add multiple CSS selectors to the list of elements to include in analysis

new AxeBuilder({ page })
  .include('.selector-one')
  .include('.selector-two')
  .include('.selector-three');

Note: arrays with more than one index when passing multiple CSS selectors are not currently supported example: .include(['#foo', '#bar', '#baz'])

AxeBuilder#exclude(selector: String | String[])

Add a CSS selector to the list of elements to exclude from analysis

new AxeBuilder({ page }).exclude('.another-element');

Method chaining is also available, add multiple CSS selectors to the list of elements to exclude from analysis

new AxeBuilder({ page })
  .exclude('.selector-one')
  .exclude('.selector-two')
  .exclude('.selector-three');

Note: arrays with more than one index when passing multiple CSS selectors are not currently supported example: .exclude(['#foo', '#bar', '#baz'])

AxeBuilder#options(options: axe.RunOptions)

Specifies options to be used by axe.run. Will override any other configured options. including calls to AxeBuilder#withRules() and AxeBuilder#withTags(). See axe-core API documentation for information on its structure.

new AxeBuilder({ page }).options({ checks: { 'valid-lang': ['orcish'] } });

AxeBuilder#withRules(rules: String|Array)

Limits analysis to only those with the specified rule IDs. Accepts a String of a single rule ID or an Array of multiple rule IDs. Subsequent calls to AxeBuilder#options, AxeBuilder#withRules or AxeBuilder#withRules will override specified options.

new AxeBuilder({ page }).withRules('html-lang');
new AxeBuilder({ page }).withRules(['html-lang', 'image-alt']);

AxeBuilder#withTags(tags: String|Array)

Limits analysis to only those with the specified rule IDs. Accepts a String of a single tag or an Array of multiple tags. Subsequent calls to AxeBuilder#options, AxeBuilder#withRules or AxeBuilder#withRules will override specified options.

new AxeBuilder({ page }).withTags('wcag2a');
new AxeBuilder({ page }).withTags(['wcag2a', 'wcag2aa']);

AxeBuilder#disableRules(rules: String|Array)

Skips verification of the rules provided. Accepts a String of a single rule ID or an Array of multiple rule IDs. Subsequent calls to AxeBuilder#options, AxeBuilder#disableRules will override specified options.

new AxeBuilder({ page }).disableRules('color-contrast');

AxeBuilder#setLegacyMode(legacyMode: boolean = true)

Set the frame testing method to "legacy mode". In this mode, axe will not open a blank page in which to aggregate its results. This can be used in an environment where opening a blank page is causes issues.

With legacy mode turned on, axe will fall back to its test solution prior to the 4.3 release, but with cross-origin frame testing disabled. The frame-tested rule will report which frames were untested.

Important Use of .setLegacyMode() is a last resort. If you find there is no other solution, please report this as an issue.

const axe = new AxeBuilder({ page }).setLegacyMode();
const result = await axe.analyze();
axe.setLegacyMode(false); // Disables legacy mode

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