A Node.js frontend for the Remote Debugger protocol used by Appium to connect to iOS webviews and Safari. Written using ES6+.
Issues for this repo are disabled. Log any issues at the main Appium repo's issue tracker.
Safari's version of the WebKit API
There is good documentation for the closely related API from Chrome DevTools, to be found here.
This is an event emitter, which emits a
RemoteDebugger.EVENT_PAGE_CHANGE event when there has been a change to the page. This should be caught and handled as the calling code wishes. It also emits a
RemoteDebugger.EVENT_DISCONNECT event when the server disconnects the last application connected.
The steps to using the
RemoteDebugger involve instantiating an object, then running
selectApp. After this the instance will be listening for events from the server (i.e., the webview or browser).
The remote debugger uses the standard Selenium Atoms
to interact with web pages. These need to be manually updated when necessary. To
do so, simply update the branch in the
gulpfile, by modifying the
constant at the top of the file. Then run
npm run build:atoms, test and create
a pull request with the resulting changed atoms directory.
One caveat is that there are some changes that are needed for Appium, that are not yet in the Selenium codebase. See the atoms notes for details.
npm run watch