Project: syntax-tree/hast-util-parse-selector

Package: hast-util-parse-selector@3.1.1

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. hast utility to create an element from a simple CSS selector
  1. util 145
  2. utility 141
  3. unist 132
  4. html 124
  5. hast 74
  6. hast-util 46
  7. parse 24
  8. css 10
  9. selector 4


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hast utility to create an element from a simple CSS selector.


What is this?

This package is a tiny utility that helps create elements.

When should I use this?

This utility is super niche. You probably want the more powerful hastscript or hast-util-from-selector


This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 16+), install with npm:

npm install hast-util-parse-selector

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {parseSelector} from 'https://esm.sh/hast-util-parse-selector@4'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import {parseSelector} from 'https://esm.sh/hast-util-parse-selector@4?bundle'


import {parseSelector} from 'hast-util-parse-selector'



{ type: 'element',
  tagName: 'div',
  properties: { id: 'bar', className: [ 'quux', 'baz', 'qux' ] },
  children: [] }


This package exports the identifier parseSelector. There is no default export.

parseSelector(selector?[, defaultTagName])

Create a hast element from a simple CSS selector.


Built element (Element).


This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports no additional types.


Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with maintained versions of Node.js.

When we cut a new major release, we drop support for unmaintained versions of Node. This means we try to keep the current release line, hast-util-parse-selector@^4, compatible with Node.js 16.


Improper use of the selector or defaultTagName can open you up to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack as the value of tagName, when resolving to script, injects a script element into the syntax tree.

Do not use user input in selector or use hast-util-santize.


See contributing.md in syntax-tree/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

This project has a code of conduct. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.


MIT © Titus Wormer