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Playwright is a Node.js library that provides a high-level API to automate web browsers. It allows you to automate browser tasks such as generating screenshots, creating PDFs, and testing web pages by simulating user interactions. Playwright is similar to Puppeteer, but it supports more browsers and it also provide capabilities for automation of browser like Microsoft Edge and Safari.

Playwright is commonly used for web scraping, end-to-end testing, and browser automation.
Playwright is a spiritual successor to Puppeter and is available in more languages and has access to more browser types.

Example Use

const { chromium } = require('playwright');

(async () => {
    const browser = await chromium.launch();
    const context = await browser.newContext();
    const page = await context.newPage();
    await page.goto('');

    // fill in the form
    await page.fill('input[name="name"]', 'John Doe');
    await page.fill('input[name="email"]', '');
    await page.selectOption('select[name="country"]', 'US');

    // submit the form

    // wait for the page to load after the form is submitted
    await page.waitForNavigation();

    // take a screenshot
    await page.screenshot({path: 'form-submission.png'});

    await browser.close();

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