bboxed

An extensible bbcode parser for node.js

[bboxed]

An extensible [bbcode] parser for node.js. (And other platforms once it's running nicely)

Hat tips to marked, from which I've borrowed a few ideas.

Warning: Though most of the module is complete, there are sections that remain incomplete, and may result in breaking changes. It should be stable, but I'd suggest pinpointing the version pretty precisely in your package.json.

$ npm install bboxed

If you like things to Just Work™:

console.log(bboxed('Bboxing [i]Bbcode[/i]'));
// Output: Bboxing <em>Bbcode</em> 

For a list of all avaliable options, check this wiki page.

Parsing options can be set with .setOption(s), or can be passed to the bboxed function.

// All three examples do the same thing 
bboxed.setOption('key', 'value');
bboxed('Some text');
 
bboxed.setOptions({key: 'value'});
bboxed('Some text');
 
bboxed('Some text', {key: 'value'});

Some tags (such as [size]) support options. Default options can be overwitten with .setTagOption(s):

// Set multiple settings 
bboxed.setTagOptions('size', {
    min: 20,
    max: 200,
    unit: '%'
});
 
// Set one setting at a time 
bboxed.setTagOption('size', 'min', 20);
// etc... 

Want a custom tag? Just add it with .addTag(s)!

// An object of {name: tag} can also be passed to create multiple at once 
bboxed.addTag('comment', {
    open: '<!--',
    close: '-->'
});
console.log(bboxed('[comment]Commented[/comment]'));
// Output: <!--Commented--> 
// This is a nonsensical tag demonstrating the interface, and won't do anything. 
bboxed.setTagOption('example', 'changed', 'This has been changed');
bboxed.addTag('example', {
    openfunction(tokenoptions) {
        // The below is based on this example: [example=tag arg=argument]Interior[/example] 
        token.arguments.tag; // 'tag' 
        token.arguments.arg; // 'argument' 
    
        token.interior; // 'Interior' 
 
        options.changed; // 'This has been changed' 
        options.notChanged; // 'This will not be changed' 
    
        // Returning false in either open or close signifies that there was a failure. 
        // Failed tags will be left unparsed. 
        return false;
 
        // Return a string to signify success, and render it. 
        return '<someTag>';
    },
    close: '</someTag>',
    options: {
        changed: 'This will be changed',
        notChanged: 'This will not be changed'
    }
});
$ git clone https://github.com/ackwell/bboxed.git
cd bboxed
$ npm install

Before sending a pull request, make sure it is passing the tests with npm test. If you add a new feature, make sure to add tests for it.

In no particular order:

  • Lists (will require changes to the parser for [*])
  • Tables
  • Settings for [img]?
  • Settings for [url]? (Stuff like target="_blank")
  • Add support for non-node.js systems.
  • v0.2.0:
    • Added parser options
    • Added support for single tags
  • v0.1.0: Initial release

Copyright (c) 2013 Saxon Landers saxon@ackwell.com.au

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