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Project: remarkjs/remark-lint

Package: remark-lint-heading-increment@3.1.1

  1. Dependents: 0
  2. remark-lint rule to warn when headings increment with more than 1 level at a time
  1. remark 203
  2. lint 77
  3. rule 72
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remark-lint-heading-increment

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remark-lint rule to warn when heading ranks increment with more than 1 at a time.

Contents

What is this?

This package is a unified (remark) plugin, specifically a remark-lint rule. Lint rules check markdown code style.

When should I use this?

You can use this package to check that heading ranks increment with one at a time.

Presets

This rule is included in the following presets:

PresetSetting
remark-preset-lint-markdown-style-guide

Install

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

npm install remark-lint-heading-increment

In Deno with esm.sh:

import remarkLintHeadingIncrement from 'https://esm.sh/remark-lint-heading-increment@3'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import remarkLintHeadingIncrement from 'https://esm.sh/remark-lint-heading-increment@3?bundle'
</script>

Use

On the API:

import {read} from 'to-vfile'
import {reporter} from 'vfile-reporter'
import {remark} from 'remark'
import remarkLint from 'remark-lint'
import remarkLintHeadingIncrement from 'remark-lint-heading-increment'

main()

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

  console.error(reporter(file))
}

On the CLI:

remark --use remark-lint --use remark-lint-heading-increment example.md

On the CLI in a config file (here a package.json):

 …
 "remarkConfig": {
   "plugins": [
     …
     "remark-lint",
+    "remark-lint-heading-increment",
     …
   ]
 }
 …

API

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

unified().use(remarkLintHeadingIncrement[, config])

This rule supports standard configuration that all remark lint rules accept (such as false to turn it off or [1, options] to configure it).

There are no options.

Recommendation

While markdown is not only used for HTML, HTML accessibility guidelines state that headings should increment by one at a time. As in, say the previous heading had a rank of 2 (so <h2>), then the following heading that is to be considered “inside” it should have a rank of 3 (<h3>). Due to this, it’s recommended that when HTML output is a goal of the document, that this rule is turned on.

Examples

ok.md
In
# Alpha

## Bravo
Out

No messages.

not-ok.md
In
# Charlie

### Delta
Out
3:1-3:10: Heading levels should increment by one level at a time

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.

Contribute

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.

License

MIT © Titus Wormer