Cheerio (http://matthewmueller.github.com/cheerio/) fork that uses parse5 HTML-parser (https://github.com/inikulin/parse5) as an underlying platform


Whacko is a fork of the cheerio that uses parse5 as an underlying platform.

$ npm install whacko

Difference with cheerio:

  • Use $.load(content) to load HTML documents (e.g. missing <html> tags will be automatically emitted in this case).
  • Use $(content) to create HTML-fragments which can be later added to the loaded document.
  • Parser options (e.g. xmlMode and normalizeWhitespace) are missing since whacko is intended for spec compliant HTML parsing.
  • New parser option encodeEntities added. It disables HTML entities decoding on serialization.

In all other aspects it is the same with the cheerio API.

If you have any questions, please feel free to create an issue here on github.

Ivan Nikulin (ifaaan@gmail.com)