ouija

Server software for proxying HTTP requests through PhantomJS. It'll make your automated requests look more human!

Ouija

Server software for proxying HTTP requests through PhantomJS. It'll make your automated requests look more human!

PhantomJS must be installed and available in the PATH.

$ npm install ouija

Once the server is up and running, simply issue requests to it like you would to any other proxy server. This means providing the host when requesting the resource, e.g.:

GET http://example.com/foo/bar.html

...instead of:

GET /foo/bar.html

Ouija accepts some special HTTP headers for manipulating the response or configuring the resulting request. As usual, the header names are case-insensitive.

  • Ouija-Get-Unmodified-Content: Normally, if scripts on the page modify the DOM of the requested page, Ouija will return the modified source. Passing this header will ensure you recieve the unmodified source. The value of the header is inconsequential; Ouija only checks for its presence.

  • Ouija-Pass-*: Any headers prefixed with Ouija-Pass- will be used in the resulting request (with Ouija-Pass- stripped from the name). E.g., passing:

    Ouija-Pass-User-Agent: Ouijabot

    ...will result in the following header in the resulting request:

    User-Agent: Ouijabot

± ryan (ryan@2-si.de).

Copyright (c) 2013 Ryan Ettipio

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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