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    mdx-hast-reduction

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    mdx-hast-reduction

    mdx-hast-reduction is a plugin for mdx-js/mdx to perform reduction on the MDX HAST tree.

    WARNING This plugin uses dangerouslySetInnerHTML for reduction. Normally, you don't want unknown users to write MDX documents freely for security reasons. But if you do, please sanitize user inputs, no matter you decide to use this plugin or not.

    MDX is a useful project to use JSX in markdown documents and transform them into React components. However, because the way it transpile the documents, the output files often come with a bloated size. MDX treats React components and HTML tags the same, and generate React.createElement call for each element it receives. Since markdown-formatted documents will always be rendered to static HTML code, we can safely use dangerouslySetInnerHTML to reduce the number of elements for outputs.

    Usage

    Put this plugin in the hastPlugins array. See MDX documentation. Or you can check out webpack.modules.config.js in the example folder.

    Benchmark

    A possible better benchmark would be to collect a sufficient amount of MDX documents for this test. Here we only use the READMD.md for the MDX project, which you can found here. We create a test page which only include the markdown file, and compare the output bundle size w/o this plugin enabled. The sample project can be found in the example folder.

    # With this plugin:
    
    $ tree dist -s
    dist
    ├── [        370]  index.html
    ├── [       8541]  main.8ef1c82d1037b7e85e52.js
    ├── [        128]  main.8ef1c82d1037b7e85e52.js.map
    ├── [       4096]  vendors
    ├── [     119357]  vendors.b8641733886540194745.js
    └── [        446]  vendors.b8641733886540194745.js.map
    
    # Without this plugin:
    
    $ tree dist -s
    dist
    ├── [        370]  index.html
    ├── [      11656]  main.954bf1d244f45d843edf.js
    ├── [        128]  main.954bf1d244f45d843edf.js.map
    ├── [       4096]  vendors
    ├── [     119357]  vendors.b8641733886540194745.js
    └── [        446]  vendors.b8641733886540194745.js.map
    
    

    It's (11656-8541)/11656 = 26.7% reduction on size without losing any functionality. All JSX nodes (if there is any) will be kept.

    Note that these numbers may vary by webpack or MDX versions.

    Contribute

    Our goal is to reduce bundle size without losing any functionality. Bug reports, pull requests, or any suggestions for achieving this goal are welcome!

    TODO

    • Respect options (especially the components prop)
    • Include reduction on JSX HTML literal (e.g. <i>node</i> will be reduced).
    • More aggressive reduction on the root node.

    Install

    npm i mdx-hast-reduction

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    Version

    0.0.3

    License

    MIT

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