findatag

A specialized tokenizer for finding dust-style tags ({@tagname [attributes]/})

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findatag

String tokenizer configured to recognize a particular pattern: {@[A-Za-z._] [attrs...]/}.

API

createParseStream(entityHandler)

This factory method creates a ParseStream initialized with the provided entity handler.

var finder = require('findatag');

var stream = finder.createParseStream(handler);
fs.createReadStream('./file/to/process').pipe(stream).pipe(process.stdout);

parse(file, entityHandler, callback)

Reads the file at the given file path and parses it, passing entity information to the provided entity handler.

var finder = require('findatag');

finder.process('./file/to/process', handler, function (err, result) {
    // result is the full processed file
});

Entity Handler

The parser needs to be provided with an entity handler that provides the implementation for what to be done when the parse encounters a particular entity: tag or text.

tags

Getter exposing an array of strings or a comma-delimited string containing the names of tags recognized by this handler.

onTag(definition, callback)

The method invoked when any given tag is enountered. The tag definition is has the structure:

{
    name: 'tagname',
    attributes: {
        'attributeName': 'attributeValue'
    }
}

The callback has the signature function (err, result) and should be invoked with the string with which to replace the original tag.

// ...

onTag: function (def, cb) {
    cb(null, def.name.toUpperCase());
}

//...

onText(chunk, callback) [optional]

This optional delegate method can perform operations on the provide text chunk. The callback has the signature function (err, result) and should be invoked with the string with which to replace the original text.

Example

var finder = require('findatag');

var entityHandler = {
    _handlers: {
       'pre': { ... },
       'foo': { ... }
    },

    get tags () {
        return Object.keys(this._handlers);
    },

    onTag: function (def, cb) {
        this._handlers[def.name].exec(def, cb);
    },

    onText: function (chunk, cb) {
        cb(null, chunk.toUpperCase();
    }
}
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