dimazubrik dimazubrik - 3 days ago 4x
Python Question

Custom headers in Phantomjs Selenium WebDriver

According to this it is possible now to modify headers. Atm i need to modify Accept-Language in PhantomJS webdriver. This code doesn't work

DesiredCapabilities.PHANTOMJS['phantomjs.page.customHeaders.Accept-Language'] = 'ru-RU'
driver = webdriver.PhantomJS()

Is it possible somehow to configure Phantomjs to send my header? i don't care where: inside ghostdriver, phantomjs or phantomjs-webdriver.


The latest version (1.9.1) of PhantomJS is release Jun/5/2013. The pull request is merged Jun/23/2013.

If you are using 1.9.1 version of PhantomJS, custom headers will not work.

You have to build phantomjs yourself or wait until phantomjs merge ghostdriver changes and release new version.

  • Clone PhantomJS repository
  • Clone ghostdriver repository
  • copy ghostdriver/src/* to phantomjs/src/ghostdriver recursively
  • build phantomjs

Using newly build phantomjs I got following result:

from selenium import webdriver

webdriver.DesiredCapabilities.PHANTOMJS['phantomjs.page.customHeaders.Accept-Language'] = 'ru-RU'
driver = webdriver.PhantomJS()

  "headers": {
    "Connection": "close",
    "Host": "httpbin.org",
    "Accept-Encoding": "gzip",
    "Accept-Language": "ru-RU",
    "User-Agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Unknown; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/534.34 (KHTML, like Gecko) PhantomJS/1.10.0 (development) Safari/534.34",
    "Accept": "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8"


Use PhantomJS 1.9.2+.