node package manager


Render and sanitize just like github would.

Basically, it's node.js version for this:

But only for markdown for now, because that's what io.js packages use mostly.


require('render-readme')('Hello, *world*!')
// outputs '<p>Hello, <em>world</em>!</p>\n' 


  • the basic rendering is commonmark + gfm extensions (emphasis slightly differs, but nobody cares anyway)
  • html is sanitized, the configuration is similar to github stuff (using sanitize-html)
  • syntax highlighting (using highlight-js for this one)
  • YAML metadata on top of markdown documents is rendered to a table
  • anchors for headers (<a name="blah"> instead of <a id="user-content-blah">, but should be good enough)