Rails Html Sanitizers
In Rails 4.2 and above this gem will be responsible for sanitizing HTML fragments in Rails
applications, i.e. in the
Rails Html Sanitizer is only intended to be used with Rails applications. If you need similar functionality in non Rails apps consider using Loofah directly (that's what handles sanitization under the hood).
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install rails-html-sanitizer
All sanitizers respond to
full_sanitizer = Rails::Html::FullSanitizer.new full_sanitizer.sanitize("<b>Bold</b> no more! <a href='more.html'>See more here</a>...") # => Bold no more! See more here...
link_sanitizer = Rails::Html::LinkSanitizer.new link_sanitizer.sanitize('<a href="example.com">Only the link text will be kept.</a>') # => Only the link text will be kept.
white_list_sanitizer = Rails::Html::WhiteListSanitizer.new # sanitize via an extensive white list of allowed elements white_list_sanitizer.sanitize(@article.body) # white list only the supplied tags and attributes white_list_sanitizer.sanitize(@article.body, tags: %w(table tr td), attributes: %w(id class style)) # white list via a custom scrubber white_list_sanitizer.sanitize(@article.body, scrubber: ArticleScrubber.new) # white list sanitizer can also sanitize css white_list_sanitizer.sanitize_css('background-color: #000;')
Scrubbers are objects responsible for removing nodes or attributes you don't want in your HTML document.
This gem includes two scrubbers
This scrubber allows you to permit only the tags and attributes you want.
scrubber = Rails::Html::PermitScrubber.new scrubber.tags = ['a'] html_fragment = Loofah.fragment('<a><img/ ></a>') html_fragment.scrub!(scrubber) html_fragment.to_s # => "<a></a>"
PermitScrubber picks out tags and attributes to permit in sanitization,
Rails::Html::TargetScrubber targets them for removal.
scrubber = Rails::Html::TargetScrubber.new scrubber.tags = ['img'] html_fragment = Loofah.fragment('<a><img/ ></a>') html_fragment.scrub!(scrubber) html_fragment.to_s # => "<a></a>"
You can also create custom scrubbers in your application if you want to.
class CommentScrubber < Rails::Html::PermitScrubber def allowed_node?(node) !%w(form script comment blockquote).include?(node.name) end def skip_node?(node) node.text? end def scrub_attribute?(name) name == "style" end end
Rails::Html::PermitScrubber documentation to learn more about which methods can be overridden.
Custom Scrubber in a Rails app
CommentScrubber from above, you can use this in a Rails view like so:
<%= sanitize @comment, scrubber: CommentScrubber.new %>
Loofah is what underlies the sanitizers and scrubbers of rails-html-sanitizer.
node argument passed to some methods in a custom scrubber is an instance of
Contributing to Rails Html Sanitizers
Rails Html Sanitizers is work of many contributors. You're encouraged to submit pull requests, propose features and discuss issues.
Rails Html Sanitizers is released under the MIT License.