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    @axe-core/webdriverjs

    Provides a chainable axe API for Selenium's WebDriverJS and automatically injects into all frames.

    Previous versions of this program were maintained at dequelabs/axe-webdriverjs.

    Getting Started

    Install Node.js if you haven't already.

    Download and install any necessary browser drivers on your machine's PATH. More on Webdriver setup.

    Install Selenium Webdriver: npm install selenium-webdriver --no-save

    Install @axe-core/webdriverjs and its dependencies:

    NPM:

    npm install @axe-core/webdriverjs

    Yarn:

    yarn add @axe-core/webdriverjs

    Usage

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

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

    const AxeBuilder = require('@axe-core/webdriverjs');
    const WebDriver = require('selenium-webdriver');
    
    const driver = new WebDriver.Builder().forBrowser('firefox').build();
    
    driver.get('https://dequeuniversity.com/demo/mars/').then(() => {
      new AxeBuilder(driver).analyze((err, results) => {
        if (err) {
          // Handle error somehow
        }
        console.log(results);
      });
    });

    AxeBuilder(driver: Webdriver.WebDriver[, axeSource: string])

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

    const builder = new AxeBuilder(driver);

    If you wish to run a specific version of axe-core, you can pass the source of axe-core source file in as a string. Doing so will mean @axe-core/webdriverjs run this version of axe-core, instead of the one installed as a dependency of @axe-core/webdriverjs.

    const axeSource = fs.readFileSync('./axe-1.0.js', 'utf-8');
    const builder = new AxeBuilder(driver, axeSource);

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

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

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

    AxeBuilder#include(selector: String)

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

    new AxeBuilder(driver).include('.results-panel');

    AxeBuilder#exclude(selector: String)

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

    new AxeBuilder(driver).include('.some-element').exclude('.another-element');

    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(driver).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(driver).withRules('html-lang');
    new AxeBuilder(driver).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(driver).withTags('wcag2a');
    new AxeBuilder(driver).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(driver).disableRules('color-contrast');

    AxeBuilder#configure(config: axe.Spec)

    Inject an axe configuration object to modify the ruleset before running Analyze. Subsequent calls to this method will invalidate previous ones by calling axe.configure and replacing the config object. See axe-core API documentation for documentation on the object structure.

    const config = {
      checks: axe.Check[],
      rules: axe.Rule[]
    }
    
    new AxeBuilder(driver).configure(config).analyze((err, results) => {
      if (err) {
        // Handle error somehow
      }
      console.log(results)
    })

    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(driver).setLegacyMode();
    const result = await axe.analyze();
    axe.setLegacyMode(false); // Disables legacy mode

    WebdriverJS Example

    We have created an example test suite showcasing the functionality of axe-core WebdriverJS.

    To run the test:

    • Navigate to: /webdriverjs/tests/example
    • Install node modules: npm install
    • Run tests: npm test

    Install

    npm i @axe-core/webdriverjs

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