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Modest — a pure C HTML renderer

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Modest is a fast HTML renderer implemented as a pure C99 library with no outside dependencies.


The current version is 0.0.6 - devel


  • MyCORE — base module, it is used by all other modules
  • MyHTML — HTML parser by specification
  • MyCSS —  CSS parser and modules by specification
  • MyENCODING — work with character encodings, detecting encoding, convert encodings by specification
  • MyFONT — work with font, metrics, calculating size and more by specification
  • MyURL — URL parser by specification
  • MyPORT — system depended code: threads (if build with threads, default), work with memory, io, timers
  • Modest — calculating, compare, renderer







External Bindings and Wrappers

  • Crystal wrapper for CSS Selectors (Modest Finder)
  • Python binding for Modest engine (fast HTML5 parser and CSS selectors)
  • Elixir/Erlang bindings
  • Perl 5 HTML5::DOM module (fast HTML5 parser with DOM and CSS selectors)
  • arrogant library for D programming language (fast HTML5 parser with DOM and CSS selectors)


See examples directory


Alexander Borisov [email protected]


Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Alexander Borisov

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

See the LICENSE file.

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