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node-html-parser

A very fast HTML parser, generating a simplified DOM, with basic element query support.

by Xiaoyi Shi

6.1.1 (see all)License:MITTypeScript:Built-InCategories:Node.js HTML Parser
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Fast HTML Parser is a very fast HTML parser. Which will generate a simplified DOM tree, with element query support.

Per the design, it intends to parse massive HTML files in lowest price, thus the performance is the top priority. For this reason, some malformatted HTML may not be able to parse correctly, but most usual errors are covered (eg. HTML4 style no closing <li>, <td> etc).

Install

npm install --save node-html-parser

Note: when using Fast HTML Parser in a Typescript project the minimum Typescript version supported is ^4.1.2.

Performance

-- 2022-08-10

html-parser     :24.1595 ms/file ± 18.7667
htmljs-parser   :4.72064 ms/file ± 5.67689
html-dom-parser :2.18055 ms/file ± 2.96136
html5parser     :1.69639 ms/file ± 2.17111
cheerio         :12.2122 ms/file ± 8.10916
parse5          :6.50626 ms/file ± 4.02352
htmlparser2     :2.38179 ms/file ± 3.42389
htmlparser      :17.4820 ms/file ± 128.041
high5           :3.95188 ms/file ± 2.52313
node-html-parser:2.04288 ms/file ± 1.25203
node-html-parser (last release):2.00527 ms/file ± 1.21317

Tested with htmlparser-benchmark.

Usage

import { parse } from 'node-html-parser';

const root = parse('<ul id="list"><li>Hello World</li></ul>');

console.log(root.firstChild.structure);
// ul#list
//   li
//     #text

console.log(root.querySelector('#list'));
// { tagName: 'ul',
//   rawAttrs: 'id="list"',
//   childNodes:
//    [ { tagName: 'li',
//        rawAttrs: '',
//        childNodes: [Object],
//        classNames: [] } ],
//   id: 'list',
//   classNames: [] }
console.log(root.toString());
// <ul id="list"><li>Hello World</li></ul>
root.set_content('<li>Hello World</li>');
root.toString();    // <li>Hello World</li>
var HTMLParser = require('node-html-parser');

var root = HTMLParser.parse('<ul id="list"><li>Hello World</li></ul>');

Global Methods

parse(data[, options])

Parse the data provided, and return the root of the generated DOM.

  • data, data to parse

  • options, parse options

    {
      lowerCaseTagName: false,  // convert tag name to lower case (hurts performance heavily)
      comment: false,            // retrieve comments (hurts performance slightly)
      voidTag:{
        tags: ['area', 'base', 'br', 'col', 'embed', 'hr', 'img', 'input', 'link', 'meta', 'param', 'source', 'track', 'wbr'],  // optional and case insensitive, default value is ['area', 'base', 'br', 'col', 'embed', 'hr', 'img', 'input', 'link', 'meta', 'param', 'source', 'track', 'wbr']
        addClosingSlash: true     // optional, default false. void tag serialisation, add a final slash <br/>
      },
      blockTextElements: {
        script: true,   // keep text content when parsing
        noscript: true, // keep text content when parsing
        style: true,        // keep text content when parsing
        pre: true           // keep text content when parsing
      }
    }
    

valid(data[, options])

Parse the data provided, return true if the given data is valid, and return false if not.

Class

classDiagram
direction TB
class HTMLElement{
    this trimRight()
    this removeWhitespace()
    Node[] querySelectorAll(string selector)
    Node querySelector(string selector)
    HTMLElement[] getElementsByTagName(string tagName)
    Node closest(string selector)
    Node appendChild(Node node)
    this insertAdjacentHTML('beforebegin' | 'afterbegin' | 'beforeend' | 'afterend' where, string html)
    this setAttribute(string key, string value)
    this setAttributes(Record~string, string~ attrs)
    this removeAttribute(string key)
    string getAttribute(string key)
    this exchangeChild(Node oldNode, Node newNode)
    this removeChild(Node node)
    string toString()
    this set_content(string content)
    this set_content(Node content)
    this set_content(Node[] content)
    this remove()
    this replaceWith((string | Node)[] ...nodes)
    ClassList classList
    HTMLElement clone()
    HTMLElement getElementById(string id)
    string text
    string rawText
    string tagName
    string structuredText
    string structure
    Node firstChild
    Node lastChild
    Node nextSibling
    HTMLElement nextElementSibling
    Node previousSibling
    HTMLElement previousElementSibling
    string innerHTML
    string outerHTML
    string textContent
    Record~string, string~ attributes
    [number, number] range
}
class Node{
    <<abstract>>
    string toString()
    Node clone()
    this remove()
    number nodeType
    string innerText
    string textContent
}
class ClassList{
    add(string c)
    replace(string c1, string c2)
    remove(string c)
    toggle(string c)
    boolean contains(string c)
    number length
    string[] value
    string toString()
}
class CommentNode{
    CommentNode clone()
    string toString()
}
class TextNode{
    TextNode clone()
    string toString()
    string rawText
    string trimmedRawText
    string trimmedText
    string text
    boolean isWhitespace
}
Node --|> HTMLElement
Node --|> CommentNode
Node --|> TextNode
Node ..> ClassList

HTMLElement Methods

trimRight()

Trim element from right (in block) after seeing pattern in a TextNode.

removeWhitespace()

Remove whitespaces in this sub tree.

querySelectorAll(selector)

Query CSS selector to find matching nodes.

Note: Full range of CSS3 selectors supported since v3.0.0.

querySelector(selector)

Query CSS Selector to find matching node.

getElementsByTagName(tagName)

Get all elements with the specified tagName.

Note: Use * for all elements.

closest(selector)

Query closest element by css selector.

appendChild(node)

Append a child node to childNodes

insertAdjacentHTML(where, html)

Parses the specified text as HTML and inserts the resulting nodes into the DOM tree at a specified position.

setAttribute(key: string, value: string)

Set value to key attribute.

setAttributes(attrs: Record<string, string>)

Set attributes of the element.

removeAttribute(key: string)

Remove key attribute.

getAttribute(key: string)

Get key attribute.

exchangeChild(oldNode: Node, newNode: Node)

Exchanges given child with new child.

removeChild(node: Node)

Remove child node.

toString()

Same as outerHTML

set_content(content: string | Node | Node[])

Set content. Notice: Do not set content of the root node.

remove()

Remove current element.

replaceWith(...nodes: (string | Node)[])

Replace current element with other node(s).

classList

classList.add

Add class name.

classList.replace(old: string, new: string)

Replace class name with another one.

classList.remove()

Remove class name.

classList.toggle(className: string):void

Toggle class. Remove it if it is already included, otherwise add.

classList.contains(className: string): boolean

Returns true if the classname is already in the classList.

classList.value

Get class names.

clone()

Clone a node.

getElementById(id: string): HTMLElement;

Get element by it's ID.

HTMLElement Properties

text

Get unescaped text value of current node and its children. Like innerText. (slow for the first time)

rawText

Get escaped (as-is) text value of current node and its children. May have &amp; in it. (fast)

tagName

Get or Set tag name of HTMLElement. Notice: the returned value would be an uppercase string.

structuredText

Get structured Text.

structure

Get DOM structure.

firstChild

Get first child node.

lastChild

Get last child node.

innerHTML

Set or Get innerHTML.

outerHTML

Get outerHTML.

nextSibling

Returns a reference to the next child node of the current element's parent.

nextElementSibling

Returns a reference to the next child element of the current element's parent.

previousSibling

Returns a reference to the previous child node of the current element's parent.

previousElementSibling

Returns a reference to the previous child element of the current element's parent.

textContent

Get or Set textContent of current element, more efficient than set_content.

attributes

Get all attributes of current element. Notice: do not try to change the returned value.

range

Corresponding source code start and end indexes (ie [ 0, 40 ])

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