domhandler

The DOM handler creates a tree containing all nodes of a page. The tree may be manipulated using the domutils or cheerio libraries.

Usage

const handler = new DomHandler([ <func> callback(err, dom), ] [ <obj> options ]);
// const parser = new Parser(handler[, options]);

Available options are described below.

Example

const { Parser } = require("htmlparser2");
const { DomHandler } = require("domhandler");
const rawHtml =
    "Xyz <script language= javascript>var foo = '<<bar>>';< /  script><!--<!-- Waah! -- -->";
const handler = new htmlparser.DomHandler(function(error, dom) {
    if (error) {
        // Handle error
    } else {
        // Parsing completed, do something
        console.log(dom);
    }
});
const parser = new Parser(handler);
parser.write(rawHtml);
parser.end();

Output:

[
    {
        data: "Xyz ",
        type: "text"
    },
    {
        type: "script",
        name: "script",
        attribs: {
            language: "javascript"
        },
        children: [
            {
                data: "const foo = '<bar>';<",
                type: "text"
            }
        ]
    },
    {
        data: "<!-- Waah! -- ",
        type: "comment"
    }
];

Option: normalizeWhitespace

Indicates whether the whitespace in text nodes should be normalized (= all whitespace should be replaced with single spaces). The default value is false.

For the following examples, this HTML will be used:

<font> <br />this is the text <font></font></font>

Example: normalizeWhitespace: true

[
    {
        type: "tag",
        name: "font",
        children: [
            {
                data: " ",
                type: "text"
            },
            {
                type: "tag",
                name: "br"
            },
            {
                data: "this is the text ",
                type: "text"
            },
            {
                type: "tag",
                name: "font"
            }
        ]
    }
];

Example: normalizeWhitespace: false

[
    {
        type: "tag",
        name: "font",
        children: [
            {
                data: "\n\t",
                type: "text"
            },
            {
                type: "tag",
                name: "br"
            },
            {
                data: "this is the text\n",
                type: "text"
            },
            {
                type: "tag",
                name: "font"
            }
        ]
    }
];

Option: withStartIndices

Indicates whether a startIndex property will be added to nodes. When the parser is used in a non-streaming fashion, startIndex is an integer indicating the position of the start of the node in the document. The default value is false.

Option: withEndIndices

Indicates whether a endIndex property will be added to nodes. When the parser is used in a non-streaming fashion, endIndex is an integer indicating the position of the end of the node in the document. The default value is false.


License: BSD-2-Clause

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