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get-view-state

Extract the view state value from an html page parsed with <a href="https://github.com/MatthewMueller/cheerio">cheerio</a>

Get View State

Extract the view state value from an html page parsed with cheerio

Installation

npm install -S get-view-state

Usage

var inspect = require('eyespect').inspector();
var cheerio = require('cheerio')
var getViewState = require('get-view-state')
 
// file path to a webpage with a view state element in the html 
var filePath = path.join(__dirname, 'data/yesViewState.html') 
var html = fs.readFileSync(filePath, 'utf8')
var $ = cheerio.load(html)
 
// extract the value attribute from the view state element 
var viewState = getViewState($)
inspect(viewState, 'extracted view state')