Faster HTML entities encode/decode library.

npm install html-entities
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Fast html entities library.


npm install html-entities


XML entities

HTML validity and XSS attack prevention you can achieve from XmlEntities class.

var Entities = require('html-entities').XmlEntities;

entities = new Entities();

console.log(entities.encode('<>"\'&©®')); // &lt;&gt;&quot;&apos;&amp;©®
console.log(entities.encodeNonUTF('<>"\'&©®')); // &lt;&gt;&quot;&apos;&amp;&#169;&#174;
console.log(entities.decode('&lt;&gt;&quot;&apos;&amp;&copy;&reg;&#8710;')); // <>"'&&copy;&reg;∆

All HTML entities encoding/decoding

var Entities = require('html-entities').AllHtmlEntities;

entities = new Entities();

console.log(entities.encode('<>"&©®∆')); // &lt;&gt;&quot;&amp;&copy;&reg;∆
console.log(entities.encodeNonUTF('<>"&©®∆')); // &lt;&gt;&quot;&amp;&copy;&reg;&#8710;
console.log(entities.decode('&lt;&gt;&quot;&amp;&copy;&reg;')); // <>"&©®

Available classes

var XmlEntities = require('html-entities').XmlEntities, // <>"'& + &#...; decoding
    Html4Entities = require('html-entities').Html4Entities, // HTML4 entities.
    Html5Entities = require('html-entities').Html5Entities, // HTML5 entities.
    AllHtmlEntities = require('html-entities').AllHtmlEntities; // Synonym for HTML5 entities.

Supports three methods for every class:

  • encode — encodes, replacing characters to its entity representations. Ignores UTF characters with no entity representation.
  • encodeNonUTF — encodes, replacing characters to its entity representations. Inserts numeric entities for UTF characters.
  • decode — decodes, replacing entities to characters. Unknown entities are left as is.
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