Project: rehypejs/rehype-dom

Package: rehype-dom-parse@4.0.2

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. rehype plugin to use browser APIs to parse HTML
  1. unified 178
  2. html 121
  3. rehype 89
  4. tree 44
  5. ast 37
  6. syntax 27
  7. parse 24
  8. abstract 10
  9. dom 8


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rehype plugin to add support for parsing HTML input in browsers.


What is this?

This is like rehype-parse but for browsers. This plugin uses DOM APIs to do its work, which makes it smaller in browsers, at the cost of not supporting positional info on nodes.

When should I use this?

Use this package when you want to use rehype-parse solely in browsers. See the monorepo readme for info on when to use rehype-dom.

This plugin is built on hast-util-from-dom, which is a low level tool to turn DOM nodes into hast syntax trees. rehype focusses on making it easier to transform content by abstracting such internals away.


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

npm install rehype-dom-parse

In Deno with esm.sh:

import rehypeDomParse from 'https://esm.sh/rehype-dom-parse@4'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import rehypeDomParse from 'https://esm.sh/rehype-dom-parse@4?bundle'


Say our page example.html looks as follows:

<!doctype html>
<script type="module">
  import {unified} from 'https://esm.sh/unified@10?bundle'
  import rehypeDomParse from 'https://esm.sh/rehype-dom-parse@4?bundle'
  import rehypeRemark from 'https://esm.sh/rehype-remark@8?bundle'
  import remarkStringify from 'https://esm.sh/remark-stringify@10?bundle'

  const file = await unified()
<p><em>Hello</em>, world!</p>`)


Now running open example.html prints the following to the console:

# Hi

*Hello*, world!


This package exports no identifiers. The default export is rehypeDomParse.

unified.use(rehypeDomParse[, options])

Add support for parsing HTML input.


Configuration (optional).


Specify whether to parse a fragment (boolean, default: true), instead of a complete document. In document mode, unopened html, head, and body elements are opened in just the right places.

👉 Note: the default of the fragment option is true in this package, which is different from the value in rehype-parse, because it makes more sense in browsers.


This package is fully typed with TypeScript. The extra type Options is exported.


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.


Use of rehype-dom-parse itself is safe but see rehype, rehype-dom, or rehype-dom-stringify for more information on potential security problems.


See contributing.md in rehypejs/.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, organisation, or community you agree to abide by its terms.


ISC © Keith McKnight