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    Add a html tag search box to your page. Uses ES6 ReactJS classes to produce a component you can consume into your react app. View Screencaps

    Typical use case is to look for named anchors and generate a menu. Works well for mobile display.

    There are standalone builds available in the examples directory.

    There are also fully functional builds for System.js and browserify in the examples directory with full source examples.

    npm i -g live-server and run live-server ./examples to view the output of different setups.


    jspm i npm:tag-search
    npm i tag-search


    Assuming your html looks like this:

    <a name="classreference"></a>
    <h3>Class Refence</h3>
    ... content ...
    <a name="endpoints"></a>
    <h3>Endpoint Api</h3>

    Create your component.
    All options are the default unless otherwise noted, with exception of styles and classes which are explained below.

    import { render } from 'react-dom'
    import SearchTags from 'tag-search'
    import {Emitter} from 'events'
    let emitter = new Emitter();
    // add the options
    let tagOpts = {
        wrapperLeftText: 'menu',
        wrapperRightText: 'search',
        mainHeader: 'Anchor',
        apiHeader: 'Method',
        searchBar: 'searchBar',
        placeholder: "quick find",
        searchList: 'searchList',
        topLink: true,
        topLinkAnchor: 'name',
        topLinkText: 'Top',
        tagSelector: 'a[name]',
        nameFromTagAttr: 'innerHTML', //default name
        linkFromTagAttr: 'name',
        contextTextUntilTag: "a[name]",
        nameFromNextTag: true,
        nameFromTag: ["H2", "H3", "H4", "H5"],
        nameFromTagSaveChildren: ':not("em, code")',
        useLocation: true,
        skipHistory: false, 
        forceSearch: 2000,
        noclasses: false,
        nostyles: false,
        styles: {
            'searchBar': {},
            'input': {},
            'inputDiv': {},
            'searchList': {},
            'ul': {},
            'li': {},
            'li:a': {},
            'li:heading': {},
            'context': {}
        classes: {
            'searchBar': ' col-sm-offset-3 col-sm-9 ',
            'input': ' form-control clearable',
            'ul': ' sidebar-nav ',
    let tag = {
        tag: '.create-anchor-links :header',
        where: 'after', //default is before
        class: 'anchor'
    render( <SearchTags reset={true} options={tagOpts} events={emitter} tag={tag} {...this.props} />, document.getElementById('anchor-search'));


    Resets the config instead of merge after mount.
    For events add reset:true to your configuration object.


    wrapperLeftText - {String} - the "menu" text
    wrapperRightText - {String} - the "search" text
    mainHeader - {String} - the header text for normal pages
    apiHeader - {String} - the header text for api type pages
    searchBar - {String} - ID of main div
    placeholder - {String} - placeholder text
    searchList - {String} - ID of search list div
    topLink - {Boolean} - Show a link on top of the list
    topLinkText - {String} - text of link
    topLinkAnchor - {String} - anchor href to scroll to
    tagSelector - {String} - selector of tags to use for search list
    nameFromTagAttr - {String} - the attribute to grab the name from
    linkFromTagAttr - {String} - the a href links will be generated from this attribute in each tagSelector
    contextTextUntilTag - {String} - use the text until this tag is reached for the context string
    nameFromNextTag - {Boolean} - get the display name from the next tag
    useLocation - {Boolean} - Use window.location in place of $(document).scrollTop. Defaults to true except for mobile.
    skipHistory - {Boolean} - if you provided a history object already and need to skip using for any reason
    noclasses - {Boolean} - do not include any classes
    nostyles - {Boolean} - do not include any styles
    classes - {Object} - object of classes
    styles - {Object} - object of styles
    forceSearch - {Number} - The amount of time to allow for user input before the search is performed. The user input is cached until done typing. The default is to force a render at 2 seconds and start the cache over until typing is finished.

    if nameFromNextTag == true || nameFromPrevTag == true

    nameFromTag - {Array} - name of the tag the get display name from. first tag found wins
    nameFromTagSaveChildren - {String} - if you use innerHTML you may want to include some children. It should be an acceptable JQuery selector for $(nameFromNextTag).clone().children(nameFromTagSaveChildren)


    You can pass an event emitter as the events prop and event listeners will be attached to re-render the menu at any time. Pass any new options as the data object and they will be merged into the configuration. The new configuration is emitted back.

    emitter.emit('tag-search:update', {
        nameFromPrevTag: true,
        nameFromTag: ["H2", "H3", "H4", "H5"],
        linkFromTagAttr: 'data-link',
        contextTextUntilTag: 'h*',
        useLocation: true,
        reset: true // creates a fresh config object
    emitter.once('tag-search:options', (options) => {
        debug('new tag-search options', options)

    Available emit events for you to use

    // return emits tag-search:options
    events.emit('tag-search:update', configObject);  
    // get the current configuration object
    // return emits tag-search:options
    // return emits tag-search:tagged
    events.emit('tag-search:tag', configObject);      

    Listen for results

    events.once('tag-search:options', (configObject) => {})  
    events.once('tag-search:tagged', (results) => {})   


    Send a tag prop to add name tags to your page via jquery. This will add a named anchor either before or after your selected tags.

    let tag = {
        tag: '.create-anchor-links :header', //jquery selector
        where: 'after', //default is before
        class: 'anchor' //class for the anchor

    There is also an event to add tags:

    events.emit('tag-search:tag', {
        tag: '.create-anchor-links :header', //jquery selector
        where: 'after', //default is before
        class: 'anchor' //class for the anchor   

    And a response event:

    events.once('tag-search:tagged', (tags) => {
        tags.success // true or false
        tags.tags // jquery array to selected elements

    If you pass a react-router history object as history={this.props.history} or {...this.props} then the history will be pushed as well.


    Adds document listeners for clicks and to hide the menu. Will look for selector .catchMenuClick a.

    // catch menu clicks
    $(document).on('click', '.catchMenuClick a', function(e) {
    // hide the results when clicked outside
    $(document).on('mouseup','body', function (e)
    // jump to first anchor on page that matches and give a list of matches
    $(document).on('click input focus', '#' + thisComponent.state.Anchored.searchBar + ' input', function(e) {
    // open menu on single click
    $(document).on('click', '#TSWrapperLeft', function(e) {
    // show search on click
    $(document).on('click', '#TSWrapperRight', function(e) {

    Default inline styles

    The component will render with these inline styles by default. Add your style properties with camelCase. They will be transformed when appropriate.

    exports.styles = {
        'searchBar': {
            'height': '50px',
            'position': 'fixed',
            'bottom': 0,
            'right': 0,
            'zIndex': 1002,
            'padding': 0,
            'width': '100%'
        'input': {
            'width': '100%',
            'fontSize': '1.4em',
            'fontWeight': 'bold',
            'color': '#555',
            'backgroundColor': '#f7f7f7',
            'border': 'none',
            'height': '50px',
            'zIndex': 1003,
        'inputDiv': {
            'paddingTop': 0,
            'paddingRight': 0,
            'paddingBottom': 0,
            'paddingLeft': 8,
            'height': '50px',
        'searchList': {
            'height': '300px',
            'margin': '-350px 15px 0 15px',
            'border': '1px solid #ccc',
            'borderBottom': 'none',
            'overflowY': 'auto',
            'backgroundColor': '#fbfbfb',
            'padding': '10px 20px',
            'display': 'none'
        'ul': {
            'fontSize': '13px',
            'listStyle': 'none',
            'lineHeight': 1.2,
            'margin': '0',
            'padding': 0,
            'position': 'relative',
            'zIndex': 2,
        'li': {
            'padding': '5px 5px',
            'color': '#348dd9',
        'li:a': {
            'color': '#333',
            'display': 'block',
            'padding': '5px 5px 5px 0',
        'li:heading': {
            'fontSize': '1.25em',
            'textTransform': 'uppercase',
            'padding': '5px 5px',
            'color': '#348dd9',
        'context': {
            'color': '#7a7a7a',
            'fontSize': '.9em',
            'display': 'block',
            'marginTop': 0,
            'height': 'auto',

    Default classes

    No stylesheet is included by default.

    exports.classes = {
        'searchBar': '',
        'input': '',
        'inputDiv': '',
        'searchList': '',
        'ul': '',
        'li': '',
        'li:a': '',
        'li:heading': '',
        'context': ''

    CAUTION If you plan on using your own classes, either through stylesheet or object, you must send nostyles: true or a modified styles object with the styles you want removed (or a blank for each property). If you do not then an inline style will take precedence.







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