posthtml VS esbuild-plugin-pipe

Compare posthtml vs esbuild-plugin-pipe and see what are their differences.


PostHTML is a tool to transform HTML/XML with JS plugins (by posthtml)


Pipe esbuild plugins output. (by nativew)
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posthtml esbuild-plugin-pipe
2 1
2,730 7
1.5% -
6.5 2.6
about 1 month ago 6 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License ISC License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of posthtml. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of esbuild-plugin-pipe. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-13.
  • esbuild – An extremely fast JavaScript bundler
    16 projects | | 13 Oct 2021
    ESBuild’s author and docs[1] are quite clear about its future scope:

    > [… a list of features that are already done…]

    > After that point, I will consider esbuild to be relatively complete. I'm planning for esbuild to reach a mostly stable state and then stop accumulating more features. This will involve saying "no" to requests for adding major features to esbuild itself. I don't think esbuild should become an all-in-one solution for all frontend needs. In particular, I want to avoid the pain and problems of the "webpack config" model where the underlying tool is too flexible and usability suffers.

    That said, now quoting you…

    > But we tried “compose tools in the Unix way” with grunt too, and that led to spaghetti scripts, unique to each project, that were hard to reason about.

    In this respect, ESBuild’s firm stance has a major strength, and a major weakness:

    - Strength: the Unix philosophy is easy to achieve, with esbuild-plugin-pipe[2]. There’s just one, simple plugin API, everything follows that same format

    - Weakness: since ESBuild doesn’t expose its AST, plugins are often slow which can undermine the benefits of the tool



What are some alternatives?

When comparing posthtml and esbuild-plugin-pipe you can also consider the following projects:

tailbuild - A simple command to build a Tailwind CSS file for your project (with JIT compiling and watching)

Fuzi - A fast & lightweight XML & HTML parser in Swift with XPath & CSS support

swc - swc is a super-fast compiler written in rust; producing widely-supported javascript from modern standards and typescript.

parse-xml - A fast, safe, compliant XML parser for Node.js and browsers.

esbuild-sass-plugin - esbuild plugin for sass