WebExecute allows to control a web browser through Mathematica. There are various actions one can perform programmatically through this function. However, I could not find the command to extract the website source text (the output you get by right-clicking on any website and selecting "View page source") with this function. Is it possible to obtain the page source of a website currently loaded by a web session in Mathematica 12.3? If so, which syntax can I use to do this?

As an example:

Let's say, we start a session and load a website:

session = StartWebSession[];
WebExecute["OpenPage" -> "https://www.wolfram.com"];

I would then like to get the page source, something like:

pageSource = GetPageSource[session];

Except, GetPageSource is not a real command. What should I write instead of GetPageSource?

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    $\begingroup$ maybe Import[WebExecute[session, "PageURL"], "Source"]? $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 0:36
  • $\begingroup$ @kglr Yes, that seems to work! $\endgroup$
    – Kagaratsch
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 2:06

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We can get the raw HTML source as a single string using Import with "Source" as the second argument:

pageSource = Import[WebExecute[session, "PageURL"], "Source"]

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