Project: syntax-tree/hast-util-to-estree

Package: hast-util-to-estree@2.0.2

  1. Dependents: 2
  2. hast utility to transform to estree (JavaScript AST) JSX
  1. util 143
  2. utility 139
  3. unist 127
  4. html 121
  5. rehype 85
  6. hast 72
  7. hast-util 46
  8. mdx 26
  9. javascript 18
  10. jsx 13
  11. transform 8
  12. ecmascript 6
  13. change 4
  14. estree 4


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hast utility to transform a tree to estree JSX.


This package is ESM only: Node 12+ is needed to use it and it must be imported instead of required.


npm install hast-util-to-estree


Say we have the following HTML file, example.html:

<!doctype html>
<html lang=en>
<link rel=stylesheet href=index.css>
<h1>Hello, world!</h1>
<a download style="width:1;height:10px"></a>
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <title>SVG `&lt;ellipse&gt;` element</title>
<script src="index.js"></script>

And our script, example.js, is:

import fs from 'node:fs'
import parse5 from 'parse5'
import {fromParse5} from 'hast-util-from-parse5'
import {toEstree} from 'hast-util-to-estree'
import recast from 'recast'

const hast = fromParse5(parse5.parse(String(fs.readFileSync('example.html'))))

const estree = toEstree(hast)

estree.comments = null // `recast` doesn’t like comments on the root.

Now, node example (and prettier), yields:

  <html lang="en">
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="index.css" />
      <h1>{'Hello, world!'}</h1>
          width: '1',
          height: '10px'
      <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
        {'\n  '}
        <title>{'SVG `<ellipse>` element'}</title>
        {'\n  '}
        <ellipse cx="120" cy="70" rx="100" ry="50" />
      <script src="index.js" />


This package exports the following identifiers: toEstree. There is no default export.

toEstree(tree, options?)

Transform a hast tree to an estree (JSX).


estree — a Program node, whose last child in body is most likely an ExpressionStatement whose expression is a JSXFragment or a JSXElement.

Typically, there is only one node in body, however, this utility also supports embedded MDX nodes in the HTML (when mdast-util-mdx is used with mdast to parse markdown before passing its nodes through to hast). When MDX ESM import/exports are used, those nodes are added before the fragment or element in body.


Comments are both attached to the tree in their neighbouring nodes (recast and babel style), and added as a comments array on the program node (espree style). You may have to do program.comments = null for certain compilers.

There aren’t many great estree serializers out there that support JSX. recast does a fine job. Or use estree-util-build-jsx to turn JSX into function calls and then serialize with whatever (astring, escodegen).


You’re working with JavaScript. It’s not safe.


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

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MIT © Titus Wormer