A full-featured markdown parser and compiler, written in TypeScript.
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marked-ts

A full-featured markdown parser and compiler, written in TypeScript.

This is fork of popular library marked from this commit (Merge pull request #961 from chjj/release-0.3.7, Dec 1, 2017).

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Install

npm install marked-ts --save

Usage

Minimal usage:

import { Marked } from 'marked-ts';

console.log(Marked.parse('I am using __markdown__.'));
// Outputs: I am using <strong>markdown</strong>.

Example setting options with default values:

import { Marked, Renderer } from 'marked-ts';

Marked.setOptions
({
  renderer: new Renderer,
  gfm: true,
  tables: true,
  breaks: false,
  pedantic: false,
  sanitize: false,
  smartLists: true,
  smartypants: false
});

console.log(Marked.parse('I am using __markdown__.'));

Example usage with highlight.js

npm install highlight.js @types/highlight.js --save

A function to highlight code blocks:

import { Marked } from 'marked-ts';
import { highlight } from 'highlight.js';

Marked.setOptions({ highlight: (code, lang) => highlight(lang, code).value });
let md = '```js\n console.log("hello"); \n```';
console.log(Marked.parse(md));

Overriding renderer methods

The renderer option allows you to render tokens in a custom manner. Here is an example of overriding the default heading token rendering by adding custom head id:

import { Marked, Renderer } from 'marked-ts';

class MyRenderer extends Renderer
{
  // Overriding parent method.
  heading(text: string, level: number, raw: string)
  {
    const regexp = /\s*{([^}]+)}$/;
    const execArr = regexp.exec(text);
    let id: string;
    
    if(execArr)
    {
      text = text.replace(regexp, '');
      id = execArr[1];
    }
    else
    {
      id = text.toLocaleLowerCase().replace(/[^\wа-яіїє]+/gi, '-');
    }

    return `<h${level} id="${id}">${text}</h${level}>`;
  }
}

Marked.setOptions({renderer: new MyRenderer});

console.log(Marked.parse('# heading {my-custom-hash}'));

This code will output the following HTML:

<h1 id="my-custom-hash">heading</h1>

See also Renderer methods API.

Example of setting a simple block rule

If you do not need recursiveness or checks some conditions before execute a regular expression, you can use the Marked.setBlockRule( regexp[, callback] ) method, which takes a regular expression as the first argument, and returns result regexp.exec(string) to callback(execArr), which can be passed as a second argument.

In regular expression very important adding symbol ^ from start. You should do this anyway.

import { Marked, escape } from 'marked-ts';

/**
 * KaTeX is a fast, easy-to-use JavaScript library for TeX math rendering on the web.
 */
import * as katex from 'katex';


Marked.setBlockRule(/^@@@ *(\w+)\n([\s\S]+?)\n@@@/, function (execArr) {

  // Don't use arrow function for this callback
  // if you need Renderer's context, for example to `this.options`.

  const channel = execArr[1];
  const content = execArr[2];

  switch(channel)
  {
    case 'youtube':
    {
      const id = escape(content);
      return `\n<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/${id}"></iframe>\n`;
    }
    case 'katex':
    {
      return katex.renderToString(escape(content));
    }
    default:
    {
      const msg = `[Error: a channel "${channel}" for an embedded code is not recognized]`;
      return '<div style="color: red">' + msg + '</div>';
    }
  }
});

const blockStr = `
# Example usage with embed block code

@@@ katex
c = \\pm\\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}
@@@

@@@ youtube
JgwnkM5WwWE
@@@
`;

const html = Marked.parse(blockStr);

console.log(html);

API

Methods of Marked class and necessary types

/**
 * Accepts Markdown text and returns text in HTML format.
 * 
 * @param src String of markdown source to be compiled.
 * 
 * @param options Hash of options. They replace, but do not merge with the default options.
 * If you want the merging, you can to do this via `Marked.setOptions()`.
 * 
 * Can also be set using the `Marked.setOptions` method as seen above.
 */
static parse(src: string, options?: MarkedOptions): string;

/**
 * Accepts Markdown text and returns object with text in HTML format,
 * tokens and links from `BlockLexer.parser()`.
 * 
 * @param src String of markdown source to be compiled.
 * @param options Hash of options. They replace, but do not merge with the default options.
 * If you want the merging, you can to do this via `Marked.setOptions()`.
 */
static debug(src: string, options?: MarkedOptions): {result: string, tokens: Token[], links: Links};


/**
 * Merges the default options with options that will be set.
 * 
 * @param options Hash of options.
 */
static setOptions(options: MarkedOptions): this;

interface Token
{
  type: number | string;
  text?: string;
  lang?: string;
  depth?: number;
  header?: string[];
  align?: ('center' | 'left' | 'right')[];
  cells?: string[][];
  ordered?: boolean;
  pre?: boolean;
  escaped?: boolean;
  execArr?: RegExpExecArray;
  /**
   * Used for debugging. Identifies the line number in the resulting HTML file.
   */
  line?: number;
}

enum TokenType
{
  space = 1
  ,text
  ,paragraph
  ,heading
  ,listStart
  ,listEnd
  ,looseItemStart
  ,looseItemEnd
  ,listItemStart
  ,listItemEnd
  ,blockquoteStart
  ,blockquoteEnd
  ,code
  ,table
  ,html
  ,hr
}

// This class also using as an interface.
class MarkedOptions
{
  gfm?: boolean = true;
  tables?: boolean = true;
  breaks?: boolean = false;
  pedantic?: boolean = false;
  sanitize?: boolean = false;
  sanitizer?: (text: string) => string;
  mangle?: boolean = true;
  smartLists?: boolean = false;
  silent?: boolean = false;
  /**
   * @param code The section of code to pass to the highlighter.
   * @param lang The programming language specified in the code block.
   */
  highlight?: (code: string, lang?: string) => string;
  langPrefix?: string = 'lang-';
  smartypants?: boolean = false;
  headerPrefix?: string = '';
  /**
   * An object containing functions to render tokens to HTML. Default: `new Renderer()`
   */
  renderer?: Renderer;
  /**
   * Self-close the tags for void elements (&lt;br/&gt;, &lt;img/&gt;, etc.)
   * with a "/" as required by XHTML.
   */
  xhtml?: boolean = false;
  /**
   * The function that will be using to escape HTML entities.
   * By default using inner helper.
   */
  escape?: (html: string, encode?: boolean) => string = escape;
  /**
   * The function that will be using to unescape HTML entities.
   * By default using inner helper.
   */
  unescape?: (html: string) => string = unescape;
  /**
   * If set to `true`, an inline text will not be taken in paragraph.
   * 
   * ```ts
   * // isNoP == false
   * Marked.parse('some text'); // returns '<p>some text</p>'
   * 
   * Marked.setOptions({isNoP: true});
   * 
   * Marked.parse('some text'); // returns 'some text'
   * ```
   */
  isNoP?: boolean;
}

Renderer methods API

//*** Block level renderer methods. ***

code(code: string, lang?: string, escaped?: boolean): string;

blockquote(quote: string): string;

html(html: string): string;

heading(text: string, level: number, raw: string): string;

hr(): string;

list(body: string, ordered?: boolean): string;

listitem(text: string): string;

paragraph(text: string): string;

table(header: string, body: string): string;

tablerow(content: string): string;

tablecell(content: string, flags: {header?: boolean, align?: 'center' | 'left' | 'right'}): string;

//*** Inline level renderer methods. ***

strong(text: string): string;

em(text: string): string;

codespan(text: string): string;

br(): string;

del(text: string): string;

link(href: string, title: string, text: string): string;

image(href: string, title: string, text: string): string;

text(text: string): string;

Benchmarks

node v8.9.x

git clone https://github.com/KostyaTretyak/marked-ts.git
cd marked-ts
npm install
npm run compile
npm run bench

By default, these benchmarks run the entire markdown test suite once. The test suite includes every markdown feature, it doesn't cater to specific aspects.

Lib Load lib, ms Init lib, ms Bench work, ms Total, ms Memory usage, KB
marked-ts v1.0.0-beta.4 8 5 98 111 8 679
marked v0.3.12 4 2 106 112 9 323
remarkable v1.7.1 36 6 174 216 15 356
commonmark v0.28.1 35 3 186 224 24 749
markdown-it v8.4.0 29 10 227 266 18 890
showdown v1.8.6 10 14 353 377 36 833
markdown v0.5.0 4 3 314 321 22 664

Options for benchmarks

-l, --length       Approximate string length in kilobytes. Default ~ 300 KB.
-t, --times        Number of runs this bench. Default - 1 times.

Test files are accumulated in one file. If you specify, for example, --length 100 the first file will be taken, checked whether it is longer than 100 kilobytes, and if no - it will be attached to the next one and checked its length, and so on.

Example of usage bench options

In order for npm passing the parameters, they need to be separated via --:

npm run bench -- -l 500 -t 1

Contribution and License Agreement

If you contribute code to this project, you are implicitly allowing your code to be distributed under the MIT license. You are also implicitly verifying that all code is your original work. </legalese>

License

Copyright (c) 2011-2014, Christopher Jeffrey. (MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2018, Костя Третяк. (MIT License)

See LICENSE for more info.