mdast-util-to-string
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mdast-util-to-string

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mdast utility to get the text content of a node.

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What is this?

This package is a tiny utility that gets the textual content of a node.

When should I use this?

This utility is useful when you have a node, say a heading, and want to get the text inside it.

This package does not serialize markdown, that’s what mdast-util-to-markdown does.

Similar packages, hast-util-to-string and hast-util-to-text, do the same but on hast.

Install

This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 16+), install with npm:

npm install mdast-util-to-string

In Deno with esm.sh:

import {toString} from 'https://esm.sh/mdast-util-to-string@4'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import {toString} from 'https://esm.sh/mdast-util-to-string@4?bundle'
</script>

Use

import {fromMarkdown} from 'mdast-util-from-markdown'
import {toString} from 'mdast-util-to-string'

const tree = fromMarkdown('Some _emphasis_, **importance**, and `code`.')

console.log(toString(tree)) // => 'Some emphasis, importance, and code.'

API

This package exports the identifier toString. There is no default export.

toString(value[, options])

Get the text content of a node or list of nodes.

Prefers the node’s plain-text fields, otherwise serializes its children, and if the given value is an array, serialize the nodes in it.

Parameters
  • value (unknown) — thing to serialize, typically Node
  • options (Options, optional) — configuration
Returns

Serialized value (string).

Options

Configuration (TypeScript type).

Fields
  • includeImageAlt (boolean, default: true) — whether to use alt for images
  • includeHtml (boolean, default: true) — whether to use value of HTML

Types

This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports the additional type Options.

Compatibility

Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with maintained versions of Node.js.

When we cut a new major release, we drop support for unmaintained versions of Node. This means we try to keep the current release line, mdast-util-to-string@^4, compatible with Node.js 16.

Security

Use of mdast-util-to-string does not involve hast, user content, or change the tree, so there are no openings for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Related

Contribute

See contributing.md in syntax-tree/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

This project has a code of conduct. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.

License

MIT © Titus Wormer

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