syn-rsx 0.9.0

syn-powered parser for JSX-like TokenStreams
# syn-rsx

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[`syn`]-powered parser for JSX-like [`TokenStream`]s, aka RSX. The parsed result is a nested `Node` structure, similar to the browser DOM, where node name and value are syn expressions to support building proc macros.

use std::convert::TryFrom;

use eyre::bail;
use quote::quote;
use syn_rsx::{parse2, Node, NodeAttribute, NodeElement, NodeText};

// Create HTML `TokenStream`.
let tokens = quote! { <hello world>"hi"</hello> };

// Parse the tokens into a tree of `Node`s.
let nodes = parse2(tokens)?;

// Extract some specific nodes from the tree.
let Node::Element(element) = &nodes[0] else { bail!("element") };
let Node::Attribute(attribute) = &element.attributes[0] else { bail!("attribute") };
let Node::Text(text) = &element.children[0] else { bail!("text") };

// Work with the nodes.
assert_eq!(, "hello");
assert_eq!(attribute.key.to_string(), "world");
assert_eq!(String::try_from(&text.value)?, "hi");

You might want to check out the [html-to-string-macro example] as well.

## Features

- **Not opinionated**

  Every tag or attribute name is valid

  <hello world />

- **Text nodes**

  Support for [unquoted text is planned].

  <div>"String literal"</div>

- **Node names separated by dash, colon or double colon**

  <tag-name attribute-key="value" />
  <tag:name attribute:key="value" />
  <tag::name attribute::key="value" />

- **Node names with reserved keywords**

  <input type="submit" />

- **Doctypes, Comments and Fragments**

  <!DOCTYPE html>
  <!-- "comment" -->

- **Braced blocks are parsed as arbitrary Rust code**

  <{ let block = "in node name position"; } />
  <div>{ let block = "in node position"; }</div>
  <div { let block = "in attribute position"; } />
  <div key={ let block = "in attribute value position"; } />

- **Attribute values can be any valid syn expression without requiring braces**

  <div key=some::value() />

- **Helpful error reporting out of the box**

  error: open tag has no corresponding close tag and is not self-closing
  --> examples/html-to-string-macro/tests/
  5 |     html_to_string! { <div> };
    |                        ^^^

- **Customization**

  A `ParserConfig` to customize parsing behavior is available, so if you have
  slightly different requirements for parsing and it's not yet customizable
  feel free to open an issue or pull request to extend the configuration.

  One highlight with regards to customization is the `transform_block`
  configuration, which takes a closure that receives raw block content as
  `ParseStream` and lets you optionally convert it to a `TokenStream`. That makes it
  possible to have custom syntax in blocks. More details in [#9]

[html-to-string-macro example]:
[unquoted text is planned]: