Makes HTML code out of a Fidonet message.

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The Fidonet HTML module makes HTML code out of a Fidonet message.

It requires Node.js version 0.8 (or newer) because npm-driven installation fails on Node.js version 0.6 (or older).

Installing Fidonet HTML

(npm package version)

  • Latest packaged version: npm install fidohtml

  • Latest githubbed version: npm install

You may visit occasionally to read the latest README because the package's version is not planned to grow after changes when they happen in README only. (And npm publish --force is forbidden nowadays.)

Using Fidonet HTML

When you require() the installed module, you get a constructor that uses the options object as its parameter:

var FidoHTML = require('fidohtml');
var decoder = FidoHTML(options);

The options object may be absent.

The constructed object has the following method:


Generates (and returns) HTML code from the given Unicode message's text.

  • URLs become hyperlinks, i.e. each URL is wrapped in <a>…</a> tags and the URL is copied to the tag's href attribute. However, if options.dataMode is present and true, then href="javascript:;" attribute appears and the URL is copied to the tag's data-href attribute instead of href. (In this mode additional client-side JavaScript processing of hyperlinks becomes necessary. Useful for whitelisting or otherwise preventing the default browser's action.)

  • A space in the beginning of a line is converted to a no-break space.

  • The second of two adjacent spaces is converted to a no-break space.

  • Angle brackets (< and >) are converted to &lt; and &gt;.

  • Quotes (") are converted to &quot;.

  • Ampersands (&) are converted to &amp;.

  • Linebreaks become <br> tags.

Testing Fidonet HTML

(build testing status)

It is necessary to install Mocha and JSHint for testing.

  • You may install Mocha globally (npm install mocha -g) or locally (npm install mocha in the directory of the Fidonet HTML module).

  • You may install JSHint globally (npm install jshint -g) or locally (npm install jshint in the directory of the Fidonet HTML module).

After that you may run npm test (in the directory of the Fidonet HTML module).


MIT License, see the LICENSE file.

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