Project: remarkjs/remark-inline-links

Package: remark-inline-links@6.0.1

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  2. remark plugin to transform references and definitions into normal links and images
  1. remark 199
  2. unified 181
  3. markdown 145
  4. plugin 138
  5. mdast 86
  6. remark-plugin 70
  7. definition 15
  8. link 14
  9. image 12
  10. reference 10


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remark plugin to change references and definitions into normal links and images.


What is this?

This package is a unified (remark) plugin to turn references ([text][id], ![alt][id]) and definitions ([id]: url) into links ([text](url)) and images (![alt](url)).

unified is a project that transforms content with abstract syntax trees (ASTs). remark adds support for markdown to unified. mdast is the markdown AST that remark uses. This is a remark plugin that transforms mdast.

When should I use this?

This project is useful when you want to transform markdown and prefer that it uses links and images. “Normal” links and images are well known whereas references and definitions are somewhat uncommon. Long URLs in source code can make reading markdown difficult though.

Two different plugins, remark-defsplit and remark-reference-links, do the inverse: turn links and images into references and definitions.


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

npm install remark-inline-links

In Deno with esm.sh:

import remarkInlineLinks from 'https://esm.sh/remark-inline-links@6'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import remarkInlineLinks from 'https://esm.sh/remark-inline-links@6?bundle'


Say we have the following file example.md:

[foo], [foo][], [bar][foo].

![foo], ![foo][], ![bar][foo].

[foo]: http://example.com "Example Domain"

And our module example.js looks as follows:

import {read} from 'to-vfile'
import {remark} from 'remark'
import remarkInlineLinks from 'remark-inline-links'


async function main() {
  const file = await remark()
    .process(await read('example.md'))


Now running node example.js yields:

[foo](http://example.com "Example Domain"), [foo](http://example.com "Example Domain"), [bar](http://example.com "Example Domain").

![foo](http://example.com "Example Domain"), ![foo](http://example.com "Example Domain"), ![bar](http://example.com "Example Domain").


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

Plugin to change references and definitions into normal links and images. There are no options.


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


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 unified version 3+ and remark version 4+.


Use of remark-inline-links does not involve rehype (hast) or user content so there are no openings for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.


See contributing.md in remarkjs/.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.


MIT © Titus Wormer