Gulp plugin for generic DOM manipulation.
This can be used for several things in a build process. Some examples:
- Append a version number or any other "stamp data" to the document on build time.
- Extract inline scripts / css and put them in a separate file.
- Fix unvalid markup.
- Remove whitespace in the document in a safe way.
- Replace script / css references with a new reference (to ex a minified version).
- Web scraping. Take a document from a URL and transform it or extract parts of it during build.
$ npm install gulp-dom
Example on adding a
data attribute with a version number on the
body tag of
a HTML document:
var gulp =dom = ;gulp;
The plugin has only one method which takes two attributes:
The first attribute is required and is a mutator function. This is where you put the code which you want to run and manipulate the HTML.
The plugin will take the provided HTML and parse it into a DOM document. The DOM
document is then set as
this on the mutator function.
A value must be returned by the mutator function and it is this returned value which will be passed on to the next step in the gulp chain.
Example of basic mutator function:
By default it is expected that the mutator function returns a DOM document, but
String value can be returned. If the default is being used, the returned
DOM document will be serialized into a HTML document.
If the mutator function shall return something else than a DOM document its important that serialization is turned off. Please see the serialize attribute for further information.
By default the pugin assume that the returned value form the mutator function is a DOM document and will then serialize the value into HTML document.
This attribute turns this serialization on and off. By providing no value or
true the returned value of the mutator function will be serialized. By
false the returned value of the mutator function will not be
If the returned value of the mutator function is a
String this values should
be set to
Example of mutator function which returns the content of a inline script tag as
A note on jsdom
This plugin wraps jsdom. Though, this plugin does not enable all features provided by jsdom. The sole purpose for jsdom in this plugin is to parse a HTML document into a DOM so we can run operations on it.
Features such as injecting scripts into the DOM which jsdom can do is not enabled in this plugin.
$ npm test
Tests are written in mocha.
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