node-readability

Turning any web page into a clean view.

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Readability

Turn any web page into a clean view. This module is based on arc90's readability project.

Build Status

Features

  1. Optimized for more websites.
  2. Support encodings such as GBK and GB2312.
  3. Converts relative urls to absolute for images and links automatically(Thank Guillermo Baigorria & Tom Sutton).

Install

npm install node-readability

Usage

read(html [, options], callback)

Where

  • html url or html code.
  • options is an optional options object
  • callback is the callback to run - callback(error, article, meta)

Example

var read = require('node-readability');

read('http://howtonode.org/really-simple-file-uploads', function(err, article, meta) {
  // The main body of the page.
  console.log(article.content);
  // The title of the page.
  console.log(article.title);

  // The raw HTML code of the page
  console.log(article.html);
  // The document object of the page
  console.log(article.document);

  // The response object from request lib
  console.log(meta);
});

NB If the page has been marked with charset other than utf-8, it will be converted automatically. Charsets such as GBK, GB2312 is also supported.

Options

node-readability will pass the options to request directly. See request lib to view all available options.

node-readability has additional option cleanRules which allow set your own validation rule for tags. If true rule is valid, otherwise no. options.cleanRules = [callback(obj, tagName)]

read(url, {
        cleanRulers : [
          function(obj, tag) {
            if(tag === 'object') {
              if(obj.getAttribute('class') === 'BrightcoveExperience') {
                return true;
              }
            }
          }
        ]
      }, function(err, article, response) {});

article object

content

The article content of the web page. Return false if failed.

title

The article title of the web page. It's may not same to the text in the <title> tag.

html

The original html of the web page.

document

The document of the web page generated by jsdom. You can use it to access the DOM directly(for example, article.document.getElementById('main')).

meta object

response object from request lib. If you need to get current url after all redirect or get some headers it can be useful.

Contributors

https://github.com/luin/node-readability/graphs/contributors

License

This code is under the Apache License 2.0. http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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