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    react-intl with rich text

    What does this solve?

    React-Intl's support for rich text ranges from pretty difficult to use, to completely impossible depending on your use case.

    Existing solutions all have flaws:

    • FormattedHTMLMessage requires escaping variables (unsafe by default, escaping can be difficult) and only supports react-dom.
    • Injecting React Elements using FormattedMessage's values prop causes issues when the tag itself contains text that needs to be translated and becomes verbose very quickly
    • Markdown does not support custom React Elements (other than this, it's a pretty good solution).

    Related Threads:

    This library exposes a new FormattedXmlMessage component which fixes the flaws of FormattedHTMLMessage:

    • Injected variables are never parsed. Safe by default.
    • XML Tags can be mapped to React Components and React Elements.
    • It uses DOMParser instead of dangerouslySetInnerHTML, meaning it can be used in environments that do not support react-dom (as long as DOMParser is polyfilled).


    npm i react-intl-formatted-xml-message

    FormattedXmlMessage behaves like FormattedMessage with the following exceptions:

    • The message is parsed as XML
    • You can provide a list of React Components, React Elements, or other tag names (as strings) to replace XML tags present in your message using the tags prop.
      • If a React Element is provided, its props will be merged with the attributes of the XML Tag. The XML tag takes precedence if the same attribute/prop is provided on both.
      • If a React Component is provided, a React Element will be created using the component.
      • If a string is provided or if nothing is provided, the XML will be converted to React DOM elements.
    import { FormattedXmlMessage } from 'react-intl-formatted-xml-message';
    const messages = {
      tosLabel: {
        id: 'tos',
        defaultMessage: '<em>By using our services, you agree to our <tos-link to="/en/tos">Terms Of Service</tos-link></em>'
    function TosLabel(props) {
      return (
            'tos-link': <a href="/tos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" />,
    ReactDomServer.renderToString(<TosLabel />);
    // output:
    // <span><em>By using our services, you agree to our <a to="/en/tos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Terms Of Service</a></em></span>


    This library requires the environment to provide the following in order to work:

    Note: In order to avoid polluting the global scope on Node with DOM extensions, you can use setDomParserClass method to provide DOMParser without setting a global:

    import { setDomParserClass } from 'react-intl-formatted-xml-message';
    import { DOMParser } from 'xmldom';
    import TosLabel from './TosLabel';
    ReactDomServer.renderToString(<TosLabel />);




    npm i react-intl-formatted-xml-message

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