Fast & forgiving HTML/XML/RSS parser
A forgiving HTML/XML/RSS parser written in JS for NodeJS. The parser can handle streams (chunked data) and supports custom handlers for writing custom DOMs/output.
##Installing npm install htmlparser2
A live demo of htmlparser2 is available at http://demos.forbeslindesay.co.uk/htmlparser2/
--> XyzJS! Hooray!--> var foo = '<<bar>>';That's it?!
Read more about the parser in the wiki.
##Get a DOM
DomHandler (known as
DefaultHandler in the original
htmlparser module) produces a DOM (document object model) that can be manipulated using the
DomHandler, while still bundled with this module, was moved to its own module. Have a look at it for further information.
##Parsing RSS/RDF/Atom Feeds
After having some artificial benchmarks for some time, @AndreasMadsen published his
htmlparser-benchmark, which benchmarks HTML parses based on real-world websites.
At the time of writing, the latest versions of all supported parsers show the following performance characteristics on Travis CI (please note that Travis doesn't guarantee equal conditions for all tests):
gumbo-parser : 34.9208 ms/file ± 21.4238html-parser : 24.8224 ms/file ± 15.8703html5 : 419.597 ms/file ± 264.265htmlparser : 60.0722 ms/file ± 384.844htmlparser2-dom: 12.0749 ms/file ± 6.49474htmlparser2 : 7.49130 ms/file ± 5.74368hubbub : 30.4980 ms/file ± 16.4682libxmljs : 14.1338 ms/file ± 18.6541parse5 : 22.0439 ms/file ± 15.3743sax : 49.6513 ms/file ± 26.6032
##How is this different from node-htmlparser?
This is a fork of the
htmlparser module. The main difference is that this is intended to be used only with node (it runs on other platforms using browserify).
htmlparser2 was rewritten multiple times and, while it maintains an API that's compatible with
htmlparser in most cases, the projects don't share any code anymore.
DefaultHandler and the
RssHandler were renamed to clarify their purpose (to
FeedHandler). The old names are still available when requiring
htmlparser2, so your code should work as expected.