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Project: syntax-tree/mdast-util-to-string

Package: mdast-util-to-string@3.1.0

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. mdast utility to get the plain text content of a node
  1. markdown 151
  2. util 147
  3. utility 143
  4. unist 133
  5. mdast 88
  6. mdast-util 31
  7. node 25
  8. serialize 12
  9. string 7

mdast-util-to-string

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mdast utility to get the text content of a node.

Contents

What is this?

This package is a tiny utility that gets the textual content of a node.

When should I use this?

This utility is useful when you have a node, say a heading, and want to get the text inside it.

This package does not serialize markdown, that’s what mdast-util-to-markdown does.

Similar packages, hast-util-to-string and hast-util-to-text, do the same but on hast.

Install

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

npm install mdast-util-to-string

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {toString} from 'https://esm.sh/mdast-util-to-string@3'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import {toString} from 'https://esm.sh/mdast-util-to-string@3?bundle'
</script>

Use

import {unified} from 'unified'
import {fromMarkdown} from 'mdast-util-from-markdown'
import {toString} from 'mdast-util-to-string'

const tree = fromMarkdown('Some _emphasis_, **importance**, and `code`.')

console.log(toString(tree)) // => 'Some emphasis, importance, and code.'

API

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

toString(node[, options])

Get the text content of a node or list of nodes. Prefers the node’s plain-text fields, otherwise serializes its children, and if the given value is an array, serialize the nodes in it.

options

Configuration (optional).

options.includeImageAlt

Whether to use alt (boolean, default: true).

Types

This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports the type Options.

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.

Security

Use of mdast-util-to-string does not involve hast, user content, or change the tree, so there are no openings for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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