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Convert a rich-text document (i.e. insert-only delta) into HTML.


$ yarn add convert-rich-text


var convert = require('convert-rich-text');
var html = convert(delta, formats, options); // last argument optional

Specify an object of format names and config values, using the same conventions as QuillJS:

var convert = require('convert-rich-text');
var delta = {ops: [
  {insert: 'Hello, World!'},
  {insert: '\n', attributes: {firstheader: true}},
  {insert: 'This is a '},
  {insert: 'demo', attributes: {bold: true}},
  {insert: ' of convert-rich-text\n'},
  {insert: 1, attributes: {image: 'monkey.png'}
var formats = {
  firstheader: { type: 'line', tag: 'H1' },
  bold: { tag: 'EM' },
  image: { tag: 'IMG', attribute: 'src' }
var options = {
  blockTag: 'P',
  inlineTag: 'SPAN'
var html = convert(delta, formats, options);


<h1>Hello, World!</h1>
<p>This is a <b>demo</b> of convert-rich-text</p>
<p><img src="monkey.png"></p>


The following options are supported for configuring a format (adapted from QuillJS):

type: 'line' -- make this format apply only to the line as a whole (via attributes to newline characters).

tag: 'B' -- wrap the applicable text in that tag

parentTag: 'UL', tag: 'LI' -- used for line formats to create multi-level tag structures; consecutive lines with the same parentTag will share the parent.

attribute: 'href' -- set an attribute using the given name and the value from the delta

class: 'cursor-' -- add a class with the given prefix, e.g. convert({ ops: [{ insert: 'hello', attributes: { cursor: 1234 } }] }, { cursor: { class: 'cursor-' })=>hello`

style: 'fontSize' -- set an inline style using the given name and the value from the delta

add: function(node, value[, dom]) -- a hook for custom behavior, runs after logic for other options. e.g.

convert(delta, {
  // wrap in a span, and set data attributes,
  // e.g. `{insert: 'hello', { data: { foo: 'bar' } } }` => `<span data-foo="bar">hello</span>`
  data: { tag: 'span', add: function(node, data) {
    Object.keys(data).forEach(function(key) {
      node.dataset[key] = data[key];
    return node;
  } },
  // repeat the line N times
  // e.g. `{insert: 'hello\n', { times: 3 } }` => `<p>hello</p><p>hello</p><p>hello</p>`
  repeat: { type: 'line', add: function(node, value) {
    var clone = node;
    for (var i = 1, n = parseInt(value); i < n; i++) {
      clone = node.cloneNode(true);
    return clone;
  } }


Each line of rich-text is wrapped with a block element (default <div>).

attribute-, class- and style-based formats wrap text with an inline element if there is no other tag to work on (default <span>).

You can change these tags with the blockTag and inlineTag options:

convert(delta, formats, { blockTag: 'FIGURE', inlineTag: 'INS' });


  • 6.1.0 Annotate autolink links with data attribute
  • 6.0.0 Remove the toInternalHtml method. Also remove the private formats and internal-specific outputs that used to support toInternalHtml.
  • 5.5.0 Add support for data params in doc component
  • 5.4.1 Update dev dependencies to address security vulnerabilities
  • 5.4.0 Update jsdom and lodash dependencies
  • 5.3.0 Add support for Pym.js component
  • 5.2.0 Add Tools component for This Old House
  • 5.1.0 Add Project Details component for This Old House
  • 5.0.1 Update to rendered class names for drop caps
  • 5.0.0 Move opinionated export formats from content-api to convert-rich-text.
  • 4.0.0 Bump node version requirements, update object format to match Quill, move repo to voxmedia fork
  • 3.0.0 Update jsdom version
  • 2.0.3 Update parentTag logic
  • 2.0.2 [Relax jsdom and node version requirements]
  • 2.0.0 Server-side support via jsdom, node version locked to <=0.12
  • 1.2.1 Beginning of changelog


Please see CONTRIBUTING for our contributing guidelines


Thank you @kbjr for on which this project is forked.


See the LICENSE file for license rights and limitations (MIT).


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