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Encode & decode XML and HTML entities with ease

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Encode & decode HTML & XML entities with ease & speed.

How to…

…install entities

npm install entities

…use entities

const entities = require("entities");

//encoding
entities.escape("&"); // "&"
entities.encodeXML("&"); // "&"
entities.encodeHTML("&"); // "&"

//decoding
entities.decodeXML("asdf & ÿ ü '"); // "asdf & ÿ ü '"
entities.decodeHTML("asdf & ÿ ü '"); // "asdf & ÿ ü '"

Performance

This is how entities compares to other libraries on a very basic benchmark (see scripts/benchmark.ts, for 10,000,000 iterations):

Librarydecode perfencode perfescape perfBundle size
entities1.418s6.786s2.196snpm bundle size
html-entities2.530s6.829s2.415snpm bundle size
he5.800s24.237s3.624snpm bundle size
parse-entities9.660sN/AN/Anpm bundle size

Acknowledgements

This libary wouldn't be possible without the work of these individuals. Thanks to

  • @mathiasbynens for his explanations about character encodings, and his library he, which was one of the inspirations for entities
  • @inikulin for his work on optimized tries for decoding HTML entities for the parse5 project
  • @mdevils for taking on the challenge of producing a quick entity library with his html-entities library. entities would be quite a bit slower if there wasn't any competition. Right now entities is on top, but we'll see how long that lasts!

License: BSD-2-Clause

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Score

Popularity58/100
Quality99/100
Maintenance100/100