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Python Requests: Your Browser Does Not Support JavaScript

If you have ever tried to scrape a website with Python Requests and received an error message that says "Your browser does not support JavaScript," you may be wondering what that means and how to fix it.

What does this error mean?

This error message means that the website you are trying to access with Python Requests requires JavaScript to function properly. Since Python Requests does not support JavaScript, you will need to find a different way to access the website's data.

How can I bypass this error?

There are a few different ways to bypass this error:

  • Use a different library: If you need to scrape data from websites that require JavaScript, you may want to consider using a different library, such as Selenium. Selenium is a Python library that allows you to automate web browsers and interact with websites that require JavaScript.
  • Reverse engineer the API: Some websites have APIs that allow you to access their data without using JavaScript. You can try to reverse engineer the API to figure out how to access the data you need.
  • Try using a headless browser: A headless browser is a web browser that runs without a graphical user interface. You can use a headless browser like PhantomJS or Headless Chrome to access websites that require JavaScript.

Example Code

import requests

url = ''

headers = {
    'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.3'}

response = requests.get(url, headers=headers)


In the above code, we are using Python Requests to make a GET request to a website. We are also adding a User-Agent header to our request to mimic the behavior of a web browser. However, if the website requires JavaScript, this code will not work.


If you receive an error message that says "Your browser does not support JavaScript" when using Python Requests to scrape a website, it means that the website requires JavaScript to function properly. To bypass this error, you can try using a different library, reverse engineering the API, or using a headless browser.