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Strip html tags with ease and efficiency

Simple HTML tags stripping library

via npm:

npm install htmlstrip-native

from source :

git clone git://
cd node-htmlstrip-native
npm install


var html_strip = require('htmlstrip-native');
var html = '<style>b {color: red;}</style>' +
                     ' Yey, <b> No more, tags</b>' +
                     '<script>document.write("Hello from Javascript")</script>';
var options = {
    include_script : false,
    include_style : false,
    compact_whitespace : true,
  include_attributes : { 'alt': true }
// Strip tags and decode HTML entities 
var text = html_strip.html_strip(html,options);
// Decode HTML entities only 
var no_entities = html_strip.html_entities_decode('Hello &smile;')

The html_strip function expects either a string as first argument or a 'utf-16le', encoded Buffer. The optional second argument can hold the following options:

  include_script : true, // include the content of <script> tags 
  include_style : true, // include the content of <style> tags 
  compact_whitespace : false // compact consecutive '\s' whitespace into single char 
  include_attributes : { // include attribute values in the output 
    '*':true ,  // special value, means : Include ALL attributes 
    'alt': true , // include attributes named 'alt' 

Same thing can be achieved really simply without native modules with htmlparser2 for example. This module is ~30 times faster than using htmlparser2.