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Asciidoctor.js: AsciiDoc in JavaScript powered by Asciidoctor

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Asciidoctor.js brings AsciiDoc to the JavaScript world!

This project uses Opal to transpile Asciidoctor, a modern implementation of AsciiDoc, from Ruby to JavaScript to produce asciidoctor.js. The asciidoctor.js script can be run on any JavaScript platform, including Node.js, Nashorn and, of course, a web browser.

Important
Asciidoctor.js does not use Semantic Versioning as the release versions are aligned on Asciidoctor (Ruby). It’s highly recommended to define the exact version in your package.json file (ie. without ^). Please read the release notes when upgrading to the latest version as breaking changes can be introduced in non major release.

Introduction

You can use Asciidoctor.js either for back-end development using Node.js or front-end development using a browser.

Front-end development

Installing Asciidoctor.js with Bower
$ bower install asciidoctor.js --save

Once the package installed, you can add the following script tag to your HTML page:

<script src="bower_components/asciidoctor.js/dist/asciidoctor.min.js"></script>

Here is a simple example that converts AsciiDoc to HTML5:

sample.js
var asciidoctor = Asciidoctor(); (1)
var content = "http://asciidoctor.org[*Asciidoctor*] " +
    "running on http://opalrb.org[_Opal_] " +
    "brings AsciiDoc to the browser!";
var html = asciidoctor.convert(content); (2)
console.log(html); (3)
  1. Instantiate the Asciidoctor.js library

  2. Convert AsciiDoc content to HTML5 using Asciidoctor.js

  3. Print the HTML5 output to the console

Back-end development

Installing Asciidoctor.js with npm
$ npm install asciidoctor.js --save

Once the package is installed, the first thing to do is to load the asciidoctor.js module using require, then you’re ready to start using the API:

sample.js
var asciidoctor = require('asciidoctor.js')(); (1)
var content = "http://asciidoctor.org[*Asciidoctor*] " +
    "running on http://opalrb.org[_Opal_] " +
    "brings AsciiDoc to Node.js!";
var html = asciidoctor.convert(content); (2)
console.log(html); (3)
  1. Instantiate the Asciidoctor.js library

  2. Convert AsciiDoc content to HTML5 using Asciidoctor.js

  3. Print the HTML5 output to the console

Save the file as sample.js and run it using the node command:

$ node sample.js

You should see the following output in your terminal:

<div class="paragraph">
<p><a href="http://asciidoctor.org"><strong>Asciidoctor</strong></a> running on <a href="http://opalrb.org"><em>Opal</em></a> brings AsciiDoc to Node.js!</p>
</div>

Advanced topics

If you want to know more about Asciidoctor.js, please read the User Manual.

Contributing

In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project. If you discover errors or omissions in the source code, documentation, or website content, please don’t hesitate to submit an issue or open a pull request with a fix. New contributors are always welcome!

The Contributing guide provides information on how to contribute.

Copyright © 2016 Dan Allen, Guillaume Grossetie, Anthonny Quérouil and the Asciidoctor Project. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the MIT License.

See the LICENSE file for details.