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Project: remarkjs/remark-lint

Package: remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment@3.1.1

  1. Dependents: 15
  2. remark-lint rule to warn when table pipes are not aligned
  1. remark 203
  2. lint 77
  3. rule 72
  4. remark-lint-rule 65
  5. table 13
  6. cell 4
  7. pipe 2

remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment

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remark-lint rule to warn when table cells are inconsistently padded.

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 table cell dividers are aligned. Tables are a GFM feature enabled with remark-gfm.

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-table-pipe-alignment

In Deno with esm.sh:

import remarkLintTablePipeAlignment from 'https://esm.sh/remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment@3'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import remarkLintTablePipeAlignment from 'https://esm.sh/remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment@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 remarkLintTablePipeAlignment from 'remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment'

main()

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

  console.error(reporter(file))
}

On the CLI:

remark --use remark-lint --use remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment example.md

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

 …
 "remarkConfig": {
   "plugins": [
     …
     "remark-lint",
+    "remark-lint-table-pipe-alignment",
     …
   ]
 }
 …

API

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

unified().use(remarkLintTablePipeAlignment[, 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 aligning table dividers improves their legibility, it is somewhat hard to maintain manually, especially for tables with many rows.

Fix

remark-gfm aligns table dividers by default. Pass tablePipeAlign: false to use a more compact style.

Aligning characters is impossible because whether they look aligned or not depends on where the markup is shown: some characters (such as emoji or Chinese characters) show smaller or bigger in different places. You can pass your own stringLength to remark-gfm, in which case this rule must be turned off.

Examples

ok.md
In

👉 Note: this example uses GFM (remark-gfm).

| A     | B     |
| ----- | ----- |
| Alpha | Bravo |
Out

No messages.

not-ok.md
In

👉 Note: this example uses GFM (remark-gfm).

| A | B |
| -- | -- |
| Alpha | Bravo |
Out
3:9-3:10: Misaligned table fence
3:17-3:18: Misaligned table fence

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