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Project: syntax-tree/mdast-util-gfm

Package: mdast-util-gfm@2.0.1

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  2. mdast extension to parse and serialize GFM (GitHub Flavored Markdown)
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mdast extensions to parse and serialize GFM (autolink literals, footnotes, strikethrough, tables, tasklists).

Contents

What is this?

This package contains extensions for mdast-util-from-markdown and mdast-util-to-markdown to enable the features that GitHub adds to markdown: autolink literals (www.x.com), footnotes ([^1]), strikethrough (~~stuff~~), tables (| cell |…), and tasklists (* [x]).

When to use this

These tools are all rather low-level. In many cases, you’d want to use remark-gfm with remark instead.

This project is useful when you want to support the same features that GitHub does in files in a repo, Gists, and several other places. Users frequently believe that some of these extensions, specifically autolink literals and tables, are part of normal markdown, so using mdast-util-gfm will help match your implementation to their understanding of markdown. There are several edge cases where GitHub’s implementation works in unexpected ways or even different than described in their spec, so writing in GFM is not always the best choice.

Instead of this package, you can also use the extensions separately:

When working with mdast-util-from-markdown, you must combine this package with micromark-extension-gfm.

A different utility, mdast-util-frontmatter, adds support for frontmatter. GitHub supports YAML frontmatter for files in repos and Gists but they don’t treat it as part of GFM.

This utility does not handle how markdown is turned to HTML. That’s done by mdast-util-to-hast. If your content is not in English, you should configure that utility.

Install

This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 12.20+, 14.14+, or 16.0+), install with npm:

npm install mdast-util-gfm

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {gfmFromMarkdown, gfmToMarkdown} from 'https://esm.sh/mdast-util-gfm@2'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import {gfmFromMarkdown, gfmToMarkdown} from 'https://esm.sh/mdast-util-gfm@2?bundle'
</script>

Use

Say our document example.md contains:

# GFM

## Autolink literals

www.example.com, https://example.com, and contact@example.com.

## Footnote

A note[^1]

[^1]: Big note.

## Strikethrough

~one~ or ~~two~~ tildes.

## Table

| a | b  |  c |  d  |
| - | :- | -: | :-: |

## Tasklist

* [ ] to do
* [x] done

…and our module example.js looks as follows:

import fs from 'node:fs/promises'
import {fromMarkdown} from 'mdast-util-from-markdown'
import {toMarkdown} from 'mdast-util-to-markdown'
import {gfm} from 'micromark-extension-gfm'
import {gfmFromMarkdown, gfmToMarkdown} from 'mdast-util-gfm'

const doc = await fs.readFile('example.md')

const tree = fromMarkdown(doc, {
  extensions: [gfm()],
  mdastExtensions: [gfmFromMarkdown()]
})

console.log(tree)

const out = toMarkdown(tree, {extensions: [gfmToMarkdown()]})

console.log(out)

…now running node example.js yields (positional info removed for brevity):

{
  type: 'root',
  children: [
    {type: 'heading', depth: 1, children: [{type: 'text', value: 'GFM'}]},
    {
      type: 'heading',
      depth: 2,
      children: [{type: 'text', value: 'Autolink literals'}]
    },
    {
      type: 'paragraph',
      children: [
        {
          type: 'link',
          title: null,
          url: 'http://www.example.com',
          children: [{type: 'text', value: 'www.example.com'}]
        },
        {type: 'text', value: ', '},
        {
          type: 'link',
          title: null,
          url: 'https://example.com',
          children: [{type: 'text', value: 'https://example.com'}]
        },
        {type: 'text', value: ', and '},
        {
          type: 'link',
          title: null,
          url: 'mailto:contact@example.com',
          children: [{type: 'text', value: 'contact@example.com'}]
        },
        {type: 'text', value: '.'}
      ]
    },
    {type: 'heading', depth: 2, children: [{type: 'text', value: 'Footnote'}]},
    {
      type: 'paragraph',
      children: [
        {type: 'text', value: 'A note'},
        {type: 'footnoteReference', identifier: '1', label: '1'}
      ]
    },
    {
      type: 'footnoteDefinition',
      identifier: '1',
      label: '1',
      children: [
        {type: 'paragraph', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'Big note.'}]}
      ]
    },
    {
      type: 'heading',
      depth: 2,
      children: [{type: 'text', value: 'Strikethrough'}]
    },
    {
      type: 'paragraph',
      children: [
        {
          type: 'delete',
          children: [{type: 'text', value: 'one'}]
        },
        {type: 'text', value: ' or '},
        {
          type: 'delete',
          children: [{type: 'text', value: 'two'}]
        },
        {type: 'text', value: ' tildes.'}
      ]
    },
    {type: 'heading', depth: 2, children: [{type: 'text', value: 'Table'}]},
    {
      type: 'table',
      align: [null, 'left', 'right', 'center'],
      children: [
        {
          type: 'tableRow',
          children: [
            {type: 'tableCell', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'a'}]},
            {type: 'tableCell', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'b'}]},
            {type: 'tableCell', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'c'}]},
            {type: 'tableCell', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'd'}]}
          ]
        }
      ]
    },
    {type: 'heading', depth: 2, children: [{type: 'text', value: 'Tasklist'}]},
    {
      type: 'list',
      ordered: false,
      start: null,
      spread: false,
      children: [
        {
          type: 'listItem',
          spread: false,
          checked: false,
          children: [
            {type: 'paragraph', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'to do'}]}
          ]
        },
        {
          type: 'listItem',
          spread: false,
          checked: true,
          children: [
            {type: 'paragraph', children: [{type: 'text', value: 'done'}]}
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}
# GFM

## Autolink literals

[www.example.com](http://www.example.com), <https://example.com>, and <contact@example.com>.

## Footnote

A note[^1]

[^1]: Big note.

## Strikethrough

~~one~~ or ~~two~~ tildes.

## Table

| a | b  |  c |  d  |
| - | :- | -: | :-: |

## Tasklist

*   [ ] to do
*   [x] done

API

This package exports the identifiers gfmFromMarkdown and gfmToMarkdown. There is no default export.

gfmFromMarkdown()

Function that can be called to get an extension for mdast-util-from-markdown.

gfmToMarkdown(options?)

Function that can be called to get an extension for mdast-util-to-markdown.

options

Configuration (optional). Currently passes through tableCellPadding, tablePipeAlign, and stringLength to mdast-util-gfm-table.

Syntax tree

This utility combines several mdast utilities. See their readmes for the node types supported in the tree:

Types

This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports an Options type, which specifies the interface of the accepted options.

The Delete, FootnoteDefinition, FootnoteReference, Table, TableCell, and TableRow node types are supported in @types/mdast by default.

Compatibility

Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with all maintained versions of Node.js. As of now, that is Node.js 12.20+, 14.14+, and 16.0+. Our projects sometimes work with older versions, but this is not guaranteed.

This plugin works with mdast-util-from-markdown version 1+ and mdast-util-to-markdown version 1+.

Contribute

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.

License

MIT © Titus Wormer