vfile VS mdast

Compare vfile vs mdast and see what are their differences.


Virtual file format for text processing used in @unifiedjs (by vfile)


Markdown Abstract Syntax Tree format (by syntax-tree)
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vfile mdast
1 5
449 1,005
3.3% 2.3%
5.7 5.2
27 days ago 11 months ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vfile. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-07.


Posts with mentions or reviews of mdast. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-04.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vfile and mdast you can also consider the following projects:

remark-lint - plugins to check (lint) markdown code style

remark - markdown processor powered by plugins part of the @unifiedjs collective

unist-util-visit - utility to visit nodes

mdx - Markdown for the component era

ntast - Notion Abstract Syntax Tree specification.

unist-util-generated - utility to check if a node is generated

unist - Universal Syntax Tree used by @unifiedjs

Gridsome - ⚡️ The Jamstack framework for Vue.js


rehype-document - plugin to wrap a fragment in a document