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Generate HTML elements from a javascript object.

Please consider following this project's author, Jon Schlinkert, and consider starring the project to show your ❤️ and support.


Install with npm:

$ npm install --save html-tag

Originally inspired by an HTML helper in hexo by Tommy Chen.


var tag = require('html-tag');
tag(name[, attribs, text]);


  • tag {String}: Name of the tag to create.
  • attribs {Object}: Optional attributes
  • text {String|Boolean}: Optional text
  • returns {String}: string of HTML


console.log(tag('a', {href: ''}, 'Sellside'));
//=> <a href="">Sellside</a>
console.log(tag('a', {id: 'anchor'}));
//=> <a id="anchor"></a>
console.log(tag('strong', 'Let\'s dance!'));
//=> <strong>Let's dance</strong>
//=> <div></div>

Void elements (self-closing tags)

console.log(tag('img', {src: 'foo.jpg'}));
//=> <img src="foo.jpg">
//=> <br>
console.log(tag('br', '\nfoo'));
//=> <br>\nfoo

Force a tag to not render the closing tag by passing boolean false as the last argument (this is sometimes necessary with XML implementations).

console.log(tag('P', 'Some random text...', false));
//=> <P>Some random text...
console.log(tag('P', false));
//=> <P>

Boolean attributes

Boolean attributes are defined by defining the attribute with a boolean value (strictly true or strictly false)

console.log(tag('details', {open: true}));
//=> <details open></details>
console.log(tag('details', {open: false}));
//=> <details></details>
console.log(tag('details', {open: 'false'}));
//=> <details open="false"></details>



Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
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To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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Copyright © 2017, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.

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