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discord-markdown

Parse discord-flavored markdown

crates.io 0.1.2 license

This parser was written for use with cheesecake, so the convertor function provided is designed for that. If this function doesn't suit your use-case, you can write your own convertor function to generate HTML from the parsed AST. The text in the generated HTML will be HTML-escaped, so you can safely insert the output into the DOM.

Documentation

Read the API documentation on docs.rs.

Usage

Call parser::parse on the input string, and it will return a vector of Expressions. Supply this vector to convertor::to_html to get an HTML string. If your input text will also have custom emoji, user mentions, role mentions, or channel mentions, then use convertor::to_html_with_callbacks instead.

Call parser::parse_with_md_hyperlinks instead if you want to also parse links with alt text, which is supported in discord embeds (Like [example](https://example.com))

Note:

Newlines are not converted to Expression::Newline inside code blocks, so that must be handled in the covertor.

Examples

If all you want is to generate the AST, it's really simple:

use discord_markdown::parser::{parse, Expression::*};

fn main() {
    let ast = parse("> _**example** formatted_ ||string||");
    assert_eq!(ast, vec![
        Blockquote(vec![
            Italics(vec![
                Bold(vec![Text("example")]),
                Text(" formatted"),
            ]),
            Text(" "),
            Spoiler(vec![Text("string")]),
        ]),
    ]);
}

If you want to generate an HTML string, it's like this:

use discord_markdown::{parser::parse, convertor::*};

fn dummy_callback(x: &str) -> (String, Option<String>) {
    (x.to_owned(), None)
}

fn id_to_name(id: &str) -> (String, Option<String>) {
    (
        if id == "123456789123456789" {"member"} else {"unknown role"}.to_owned(),
        Some("#ff0000".to_owned()),
    )
}

fn main() {
    let html = to_html(parse("> _**example** formatted_ ||string||"));
    assert_eq!(html, "<blockquote><em><strong>example</strong> formatted\
    </em> <span class=\"spoiler\">string</span></blockquote>");

    // With role mentions
    let html = to_html_with_callbacks(
        parse("<@&123456789123456789>"),
        dummy_callback,
        dummy_callback,
        id_to_name,
        dummy_callback,
    );
    assert_eq!(html, "<div class=\"role\" style=\"color: #ff0000\">@member\
    <span style=\"background-color: #ff0000\"></span></div>");
}

You can then add styling for .role and .role span in your stylesheet. Here's some example CSS:

.role {
    background-color: initial;
    display: inline-block;
    position: relative;
    word-break: keep-all;
}

.role span {
    border-radius: 4px;
    height: 100%;
    width: 100%;
    opacity: .12;
    position: absolute;
    left: 0;
    top: 0;
}

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