[weboob] Weboob and JavaScript

Romain Bignon romain at symlink.me
Wed Dec 20 13:52:50 CET 2017


On 20/Dec - 00:18, Nicolas Petton wrote:
> I'm using Weboob for an Emacs package, and it works quite nicely, thanks
> for working on this tool.
> When discussing Weboob with the Emacs community, one issue was raised:
> it looks like Weboob runs JavaScript code from the websites it connects
> to.
> I have quickly looked at the source code, but not enough to be able to
> tell for sure if Weboob runs JavaScript code or not, and if it always
> does it or only when required.
> Could you enlighten me regarding this?

In general, weboob does not execute Javascript code from website. The only
exception is for the PayPal authentication, which requires to install a
Javascript engine like nodejs.

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