⚙️ This module was generated from the Chrome DevTools Protocol version 1.3 For reference: See the DevTools Protocol API Docs

This is the protocol definition entrypoint, it contains an overview of the protocol structure, and a function to retrieve the version of the protocol used to generate the current bindings.
The protocol version is also displayed in the box above, which appears on every generated module.

⚠️ Really Important Notes

  1. It’s best never to work with the DOM domain for automation, an explanation of why can be found here.
    Instead, to automate DOM interaction, JavaScript can be injected using the Runtime domain.

  2. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a good way to map dynamic properties to gleam attributes bidirectionally.
    This means all dynamic values you supply to commands will be silently dropped!
    It’s important to realize this to avoid confusion, for example in runtime.call_function_on you may want to supply arguments which can be any value, but it won’t work.
    The only path to do that as far as I can tell, is write the protocol call logic yourself, perhaps taking the codegen code as a basis.
    Check the call_custom_function_on function from chrobot which does this for the mentioned function


Each domain in the protocol is represented as a module under protocol/.

In general, the bindings are generated through codegen, directly from the JSON protocol schema published here, however there are some little adjustments that needed to be made, to make the protocol schema usable, mainly due to what I believe are minor bugs in the protocol.
To see these changes, check the apply_protocol_patches function in chrobot/internal/generate_bindings.

Domains may depend on the types of other domains, these dependencies are mirrored in the generated bindings where possible. In some case, type references to other modules have been replaced by the respective inner type, because the references would create a circular dependency.


The generated bindings include a mirror of the type defitions of each type in the protocol spec, alongside with an encode__ function to encode the type into JSON in order to send it to the browser and a decode__ function in order to decode the type out of a payload sent from the browser. Encoders and decoders are marked internal and should be used through command functions which are described below.


Additional type definitions and encoders / decoders are generated, for any enumerable property in the protocol, as well as the return values of commands.
These special type definitions are marked with a comment to indicate the fact that they are not part of the protocol spec, but rather generated dynamically to support the bindings.


A function is generated for each command, named after the command (in snake case).
The function handles both encoding the parameters to sent to the browser via the protocol, and decoding the response. A ProtocolError error is returned if the decoding fails, this would mean there is a bug in the protocol or the generated bindings.

The first parameter to the command function is always a callback of the form

fn(method: String, parameters: Option(Json)) -> Result(Dynamic, RequestError)

By using this callback you can take advantage of the generated protocol encoders/decoders while also passing in your browser subject to direct the command to, and passing along additional arguments, like the sessionId which is required for some operations.


Events are not implemented yet!


pub fn version() -> #(String, String)

Get the protocol version as a tuple of major and minor version

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