Load document from JSON


I’m starting to get familiar with ProseMirror. The ultimate goal will be to create a WYSIWYG editor for a Wiki. But that’s in the future. For now I’m just getting my toes wet.

I’m following the basic demo as a starting point. I can store the state of the current document using JSON.stringify(view.editor.state.doc.toJSON()); but I wonder how to load that saved document again.

I tried passing it as doc when creating the state, but that doesn’t seem to work:

state: EditorState.create({
    doc: JSON.parse(document.getElementById('json').value),
    schema: schema,
    plugins: exampleSetup({schema})

Any tips?


You have to deserialize it first with Node.fromJSON.


Great! Got it working. Thanks for the quick response.


Does this approach still stand? I’m getting a range error and wonder if this is still correct way of doing it.

Uncaught RangeError: Position 0 out of range
    at Function.resolve (index.js:949)
    at Node.resolveNoCache (index.js:1245)
    at readDOMChange (index.js:2451)
    at DOMChange.finish (index.js:2280)
    at editHandlers.input (index.js:3202)
    at HTMLDivElement.view.dom.addEventListener.view.eventHandlers.(anonymous function) (http://localhost:4000/js/app.js:37216:11)

The error comes from the https://github.com/ProseMirror/prosemirror-model/blob/80e4d95869688d73003aa155c9444c94465cc630/src/resolvedpos.js#L220 when I press any key in the editing area due to doc.content.size being NaN.