adamvr-apricot

Apricot is a HTML / DOM parser, scraper for Nodejs. It is inspired by rubys hpricot and designed to fetch, iterate, and augment html or html fragments.

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Apricot

Apricot is a HTML / DOM parser, scraper for Nodejs. It is inspired by rubys hpricot and designed to fetch, iterate, and augment html or html fragments.

Install

npm install apricot

Getting Started

Apricot.parse("<p id='test'>An HTML Fragment</p>", function(err, doc) {
  // Do something awesome here..
});

// OR Open a remote website, or local file

Apricot.open("http://my_awesome_website.com", function(err, doc) {
  // Do something awesome here..
});    

// Experimental Live Code, third param.
// Live mode will evaluate all javascript in the context of the page.

Apricot.open( file, callback, live_mode)
Apricot.open("http://my_awesome_website.com", function(doc) {
  // Do something awesome here..
},true);

Packed with Awesomeness (API)

Parse and Open both return a Apricot Object, a HTML DOM, created by JSDOM, with all the power of the Sizzle Selector Engine, and XUI Framework for Augmentation.

Apricot.parse("<p id='test'>An HTML Fragment</p>", function(doc) {
  doc.find("selector");     // Populates internal collection, See Sizzle selector syntax (rules)
  doc.each(callback);       // Itterates over the collection, applying a callback to each match (element)
  doc.remove();             // Removes all elements in the internal collection (See XUI Syntax)

  doc.inner("fragment");    // See XUI Syntax
  doc.outer("fragment");    // See XUI Syntax    
  doc.top("fragment");      // See XUI Syntax
  doc.bottom("fragment");   // See XUI Syntax
  doc.before("fragment");   // See XUI Syntax
  doc.after("fragment");    // See XUI Syntax
  doc.hasClass("class");    // See XUI Syntax      
  doc.addClass("class");    // See XUI Syntax            
  doc.removeClass("class"); // See XUI Syntax            

  doc.toHTML;               // Returns the HTML
  doc.innerHTML;            // Returns the innerHTML of the body.
  doc.toDOM;                // Returns the DOM representation

  // Most methods are chainable, so this works
  doc.find("selector").addClass('foo').after(", just because");

});

Problems?

Apricot requires JSDom and htmlparser, these should be brought in via npm when you install apricot, but if you have problems

$ npm install jsdom
$ npm install htmlparser    

Contributors

  • alexkappa
  • lancefisher
  • brog45
  • vrutberg
  • chandlerkent
  • jamesaduncan

TODO

  • Cleanup Code, hide privates, etc.
  • Tests

LICENSE (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2010 Rob Ellis

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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