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Capybara: you can use `evaluate_async_script` to execute asynchronous JavaScript

Capybara provides execute_script and evaluate_script to execute JavaScript code in a Selenium-controlled browser. This however is not a good solution for asynchronous JavaScript.

Enter evaluate_async_script, which allows you to execute some asynchronous code and wait until it finishes. There is a timeout of a couple of seconds, so it will not wait forever.

Use it like this:

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page.evaluate_async_script(<<~JS) let [done] = arguments doSomethingAsynchronous().then(() => { done() // call this to indicate we're done }) JS

You can return results to Ruby by passing them to the done callback:

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result = page.evaluate_async_script(<<~JS) let [done] = arguments doSomethingAsynchronous().then(() => { done("some result") }) JS

Finally, you can pass additional object from Ruby to Javascript:

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result = page.evaluate_async_script(<<~JS, arg1, arg2) let [arg1, arg2, done] = arguments doSomethingAsynchronous().then(() => { done("some result") }) JS
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