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Library to convert the Facebook Draft.js editor's raw ContentState to HTML

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draftjs_exporter 🐍

Library to convert the Facebook Draft.js editor’s raw ContentState to HTML.

This is a work in progress. It is intended to be integrated into Wagtail CMS.

Usage

Understanding DraftJS contentState

Unlike traditional rich text editors, DraftJS stores data in a JSON representation.

There are two main parts:

  • blocks - lines of data amd inline style attributes (without newlines).
  • entityMap – collection of Entities

For more information, this article covers the concepts in depth.

Using the exporter

pip install draftjs_exporter

The library requires you to explicity define mappings for the types of blocks and entities you wish to render. We may provide some defaults in the future.

from draftjs_exporter.entities.link import Link
from draftjs_exporter.html import HTML

# Configure your element mappings and entity decorators
config = {
    'entity_decorators': {
        'LINK': Link()
    },
    'block_map': {
        'header-two': {'element': 'h2'},
        'blockquote': {'element': 'blockquote'},
        'unstyled': {'element': 'p'}
    },
    'style_map': {
        'ITALIC': {'fontStyle': 'italic'},
        'BOLD': {'fontStyle': 'bold'}
    }
}

# Initialise the exporter with your configuration
exporter = HTML(config)

# Supply a draftJS `contentState`
content_state = {
    'entityMap': {},
    'blocks': [
        {
            'key': '6mgfh',
            'text': 'User experience (UX) design',
            'type': 'header-two',
            'depth': 0,
            'inlineStyleRanges': [
                {
                    'offset': 16,
                    'length': 4,
                    'style': 'BOLD'
                }
            ],
            'entityRanges': []
        }
    ]
}

# Render markup
markup = exporter.render(content_state)

Running the example

You can run an executable example as follows:

python example.py

Feature list

This project adheres to Semantic Versioning and measures code coverage.

  • Extensive configuration of the generated HTML.
  • Default, extensible block & inline style maps for common HTML elements.
  • React-like API to create custom entity decorators.
  • Automatic conversion of entity data to HTML attributes (int & boolean to string, className to class).
  • Wrapped blocks (<li> elements belong in <ul>).
  • Nested wrapped blocks (multiple list levels, arbitrary type and depth).
  • Output inline styles as inline elements (<em>, <strong>, pick and choose).
  • Overlapping inline style ranges.

Development

Installation

Requirements: virtualenv, pyenv, twine
git clone git@github.com:springload/draftjs_exporter.git
cd draftjs_exporter/
virtualenv .venv
source ./.venv/bin/activate
make init
# Optionally, install the git hooks
./.githooks/deploy
# Optionally, install all tested python versions
pyenv install 2.7.11 && pyenv install 3.3.6 && pyenv install 3.4.4 && pyenv install 3.5.1
pyenv global system 2.7.11 3.3.6 3.4.4 3.5.1

Commands

make help            # See what commands are available.
make init            # Install dependencies and initialise for development.
make lint            # Lint the project.
make test            # Test the project.
make test-watch      # Restarts the tests whenever a file changes.
make test-coverage   # Run the tests while generating test coverage data.
make test-ci         # Continuous integration test suite.
make dev             # Restarts the example whenever a file changes.
make clean-pyc       # Remove Python file artifacts.

Debugging

  • Always run the tests. npm install -g nodemon, then make test-watch.
  • Use a debugger. pip install ipdb, then import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace().

Releases

Documentation

See the docs/ folder

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