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New Feature Request: Support markdown in --reporters html output #1309

testmonger opened this Issue Nov 29, 2017 · 2 comments


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testmonger commented Nov 29, 2017

  1. Newman Version (can be found via newman -v): 3.8.3
  2. OS details (type, version, and architecture): Win 10 Home
  3. Are you using Newman as a library, or via the CLI? CLI
  4. Did you encounter this recently, or has this bug always been there: always
  5. Expected behaviour: markdown syntax formatted appropriately in newman html report.
  6. Command / script used to run Newman:
    newman run %collection% --environment %p_envir% --ssl-client-cert %p_cert% --ssl-client-key %p_key% --ssl-client-passphrase %pp% --reporters html
  7. Sample collection, and auxilliary files (minus the sensitive details):
  8. Screenshots (if applicable): N/A

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Edit collection description to include markdown. Example:
    Functional Test Plan


  1. Export the collection to the newman working directory
  2. Run the newman script, as indicated in step 5.

Expected: html report displays markdown as html styles (like heading 1).
Actual: report shows markdown syntax instead of rendering as html tag format. example:
Description: Functional Test Plan ================================= Overview -------- executes a series of API level tests to verify the functional accuracy


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shamasis commented Jun 14, 2018

care must be taken to sanitise the output.

@shamasis shamasis added this to the v4.0 milestone Jun 16, 2018


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filipeamaral commented Jul 18, 2018

I was able to successfully apply markdown -> html transformations, in collection and requests descriptions, by implementing a workaround with the help of Remarkable.
Just take the default template used by newman and apply the following changes:

Add to <head> (provide different lib versions if necessary)

<script src=",npm/bootstrap@3.3.7/dist/js/bootstrap.min.js,npm/remarkable@1.7.1/dist/remarkable.min.js"></script>

Add to end of <body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    const remarkable = new Remarkable();
    const collectionDescription = document.querySelector("#collectionDescription");
    if(collectionDescription) {
        collectionDescription.innerHTML = renderHtmlFromMarkdown(collectionDescription.textContent);
    const requestDescriptions = document.querySelectorAll("#requestDescription");

    requestDescriptions.forEach(requestDescription => {
        requestDescription.innerHTML = renderHtmlFromMarkdown(requestDescription.textContent);

    function renderHtmlFromMarkdown(markdown) {
        return remarkable.render(trim(markdown));

    function trim(string) {
        return string ? string.replace(/^ +| +$/gm, "") : string;

Don't forget to provide the new template through newman options, e.g.:

"reporter": {
    "html": {
        "export": "report.html",
        "template": "new-template.hbs"
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