A lightweight library to meet all you HTML encoding and decoding needs in Angular.

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A lightweight library to meet all your HTML encoding/decoding needs, in Angular, using the power of pipes. 🎯


npm install -S html-escape-unescape
If you are using npm version v5.0.0 or above, you may omit the '-S' flag because npm now automatically updates your package.json and package-lock.json.


  1. Import into your.module.ts
import { HTMLEscapeUnescapeModule } from 'html-escape-unescape'

// and  add in your module's declarations array 
imports: [ 
  1. Start using the pipes
Using html-escape-unescape is as easy as piping your value to the appropriate pipe in your.component.html.
{{ someStringToBeEscaped | escape }}
{{ someStringToBeUnescaped | unescape }}
Yay! it works. 🎉
This will do for most of the use cases.

But that's not it, there's more

Escape/Unescape strings multiple times

Sometimes you need to escape a string multiple times. Consider the following case:
let str = "<strong>Yo</strong>";
Here ``str`` is a doubly HTML encoded string. So, to decode it, you need to unescape it twice.
The string ``str` when HTML decoded once, using the `unescape pipe` gives `<strong>Yo</strong>``
Passing the result through the unescape pipe again, would result in: ``<strong>Yo</strong>``

You can do it in a better way

To unescape a string ``N`` times, just pass in a number as a parameter. Where ``N`` is the number of times you want the pipe to be chained.
{{ someStringToBeUnescapedNtimes | unescape:N }}
And the same goes for escaping
{{ someStringToBeEscapedNtimes | escape:N }}

What if you don't know how many times a string has been encoded?🧐

It is, often, difficult to determine how many times a string was HTML encoded, or there can be inputs which are encoded for non-deterministic/variable number of times.

Ask the pipe to be recursive 😎

Use the 'recursive' parameter with the ``unescape pipe`` and let it do the rest. For any string which was encoded unknown number of times, the ``recursive`` parameter to the unescape pipe will unescape the text untill it is fully unescaped to readable HTML text.
{{ someStringToBeUnescaped?times | unescape:'recursive' }}

Upcoming 🏁

A stand alone npm package which can be used in any Javascript runtime. Therefore it would be usable in Angular, React, NodeJS, etc.


Please follow these guidelines when reporting bugs and feature requests:
  1. Use GitHub Issues board to report bugs and feature requests (not our email address)
  2. Please always write steps to reproduce the error. That way we can focus on fixing the bug, not scratching our heads trying to reproduce it.

Thanks for understanding!


The MIT License (see the LICENSE file for the full text)