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Phantomjs-based HTML Inspector implementation in Grunt. Runs HTML Inspector by @philipwalton against an HTML page.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-html-inspector --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "html-inspector" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named html-inspector to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

    'html-inspector': {
        options: {
            parameters: 'noglobals=true'
        all: {
            src: [path.join('example', 'example.html')]



Type: Array [string] Default value: null

An array that represents the locations of the pages to be inspected.


Type: String Default value: null

A string value that represents a path to an override bridge for HTML Inspector and this task. Override the bridge to add/configure rules and change the way HTMLInspector is configured. (Goal is to pull as much of the config as possible into the Grunt config eventually.)


Type: String Default value: null

A string value that represents the query string parameters to be passed to the page.


Type: Object Default value: { }

An object representing options to be passed to grunt-lib-phantomjs and thus subsequently to phantomjs. This can include things like --web-security and timeout.


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt before submitting a pull request.


This library is licensed under the MIT License. Portions of this code were taken and/or inspired by the grunt-contrib-qunit and the grunt-qunit-serverless tasks.

Release History

  • v0.1.6 - 06/18/2014 - Corrected issue with grunt async.
  • v0.1.5 - 06/02/2014 - Updated HTML Inspector to v0.8.1.
  • v0.1.4 - 10/02/2013 - Updated HTML Inspector to v0.5.1.
  • v0.1.3 - 06/24/2013 - Updated HTML Inspector to v0.3.0.
  • v0.1.2 - 06/20/2013 - Updated to remove jQuery dependency.
  • v0.1.1 - 06/17/2013 - Updated to be a true grunt multi-task.
  • v0.1.0 - 06/16/2013 - Initial release.