Render Mobiledoc as VDOM, for React or React-like `createElement` calls

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import bustleMobiledocVdomRenderer from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@bustle/mobiledoc-vdom-renderer';



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This package renders Mobiledoc documents through calls to a createElement function, often referred to as h (for hyperscript) or provided as a global if you are using JSX. This allows embedding Mobiledoc content “natively” as virtual DOM in frameworks like React, preact, or hyperapp.

Alternatively, you can skip the “virtual” step and build DOM directly with a micro-renderer such as ultradom or even convert mobiledocs to arbitrary ASTs by adopting createElement’s standard (type: (properties: object) => Node, properties: object, ...children: Node[]) => Node signature for your builder.


npm install mobiledoc-vdom-renderer --save


yarn add mobiledoc-vdom-renderer


/* @jsx h */
import Renderer from 'mobiledoc-vdom-renderer'

// render: (mobiledoc: Mobiledoc) => Node[]
const render = Renderer({ createElement: h })

// Instant <Mobiledoc/> Component
export default function Mobiledoc({ mobiledoc }) {
  return <div>{render(mobiledoc)}</div>


import Renderer, { upgradeMobiledoc } from 'mobiledoc-vdom-renderer'

Renderer (default export)

Renderer: (options: RendererOptions) => RenderFunction

Creates a render function ((mobiledoc: Mobiledoc) => Node[]) from the supplied options

  • options required

      createElement: CreateElement,
      getCardComponent?: ComponentGetter,
      getAtomComponent?: ComponentGetter,
      getMarkupComponent?: ComponentGetter = getMarkupComponentDefault
    • createElement required
      createElement: (
        type: string | Component,
        properties?: object,
        ...children: Node[]
      ) => Node
      Any compatible function such as React.createElement or hyperscript h
    • getCardComponent
      getCardComponent: (type: string) => string | Component
      Function which returns a string (tag name) or component ((properties: { payload: object }) => Node) for the given card type (required if rendering a mobiledoc with cards)
    • getAtomComponent
      getAtomComponent: (type: string) => string | Component
      Function which returns a string (tag name) or component ((properties: { payload: object }) => Node) for the given atom type (required if rendering a mobiledoc with atoms)
    • getMarkupComponent
      getMarkupComponent: (tagName: string) => string | Component = getMarkupComponentDefault
      Function which returns a string (tag name) or component ((attributes: object) => Node) to override rendering for the given tag name (for instance, to mix in HTML attributes or render a custom component instead)
      import { getMarkupComponentDefault } from 'mobiledoc-vdom-renderer'
      getMarkupComponent’s default behavior is exported as getMarkupComponentDefault, which passes through valid tag names but throws an error for tags not on Mobiledoc’s markup section or markup whitelists; passing through all tag names instead (as in tagName => tagName) allows (non-standard) mobiledocs containing arbitrary tags to be rendered


upgradeMobiledoc: (mobiledoc: Mobiledoc | Mobiledoc02x) => Mobiledoc

Upgrades a mobiledoc from any released version to the latest specification (0.3.1)

Type definitions

import { Mobiledoc, MobiledocTypes } from 'mobiledoc-vdom-renderer'

This package includes complete Typescript definitions describing the Mobiledoc format, which may be imported directly for use with any mobiledoc-related code.


Contributions—including pull requests, bug reports, documentation, and suggestions—are welcome!

The code is written in Typescript in a pure functional style. Opinionated “best practices,” including functional programming, are strictly enforced by linters—it’ll help to use a code editor which supports both as-you-type linting and type-checking.

Test-driven development

  • Installation

git clone https://github.com/bustle/mobiledoc-vdom-renderer.git
cd mobiledoc-vdom-renderer/
npm install

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