Project: rehypejs/rehype

Package: rehype@12.0.1

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. HTML processor powered by plugins part of the unified collective
  1. unified 178
  2. html 121
  3. rehype 89
  4. tree 44
  5. ast 37
  6. syntax 27
  7. parse 24
  8. stringify 19
  9. serialize 12
  10. abstract 10
  11. process 7


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unified processor with support for parsing HTML input and serializing HTML as output.


What is this?

This package is a unified processor with support for parsing HTML input and serializing HTML as output by using unified with rehype-parse and rehype-stringify.

See the monorepo readme for info on what the rehype ecosystem is.

When should I use this?

You can use this package when you want to use unified, have HTML as input, and want HTML as output. This package is a shortcut for unified().use(rehypeParse).use(rehypeStringify). When the input isn’t HTML (meaning you don’t need rehype-parse) or the output is not HTML (you don’t need rehype-stringify), it’s recommended to use unified directly.

When you’re in a browser, trust your content, don’t need positional info on nodes or formatting options, and value a smaller bundle size, you can use rehype-dom instead.

When you want to inspect and format HTML files in a project on the command line, you can use rehype-cli.


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

npm install rehype

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {rehype} from 'https://esm.sh/rehype@12'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import {rehype} from 'https://esm.sh/rehype@12?bundle'


Say we have the following module example.js:

import {rehype} from 'rehype'
import rehypeFormat from 'rehype-format'


async function main() {
  const file = await rehype()
    .process(`<!doctype html>
        <html lang=en>



…running that with node example.js yields:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">


This package exports the following identifier: rehype. There is no default export.


Create a new (unfrozen) unified processor that already uses rehype-parse and rehype-stringify and you can add more plugins to. See unified for more information.


Example: passing options to rehype-parse, rehype-stringify

When you use rehype-parse or rehype-stringify manually you can pass options to use. Because both plugins are already used in rehype, that’s not possible. To define options for them, you can instead pass options to data:

import {reporter} from 'vfile-reporter'
import {rehype} from 'rehype'


async function main() {
  const file = await rehype()
    .data('settings', {fragment: true, emitParseErrors: true, preferUnquoted: true})
    .process('<div title="a" title="b"></div>')



  1:21-1:21  warning  Unexpected duplicate attribute  duplicate-attribute  parse-error

⚠ 1 warning
<div title=a></div>


HTML is parsed according to WHATWG HTML (the living standard), which is also followed by browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.

Syntax tree

The syntax tree format used in rehype is hast.


This package is fully typed with TypeScript. There are no extra types 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.


As rehype works on HTML, and improper use of HTML can open you up to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack, use of rehype can also be unsafe. Use rehype-sanitize to make the tree safe.

Use of rehype plugins could also open you up to other attacks. Carefully assess each plugin and the risks involved in using them.

For info on how to submit a report, see our security policy.


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, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.

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