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"""Handles Markdown translation."""
from __future__ import absolute_import
import lxml.html
import lxml.html.clean
import markdown
markdown_extensions = []
def register_extension(extension):
"""Registers the given markdown extension.
This is global and permanent; use with care!
if not extension in markdown_extensions:
def translate(raw_text, chrome=False):
"""Takes a unicode string of Markdown source. Returns HTML."""
# First translate the markdown
md = markdown.Markdown(
html = md.convert(raw_text)
# Then sanitize the HTML -- whitelisting only, thanks!
# Make this as conservative as possible to start. Might loosen it up a bit
# later.
fragment = lxml.html.fromstring(html)
if chrome:
# This is part of the site and is free to use whatever nonsense it wants
allow_tags = None
# This is user content; beware!!
allow_tags = [
# Structure
'p', 'div', 'span', 'ul', 'ol', 'li',
# Tables
'table', 'thead', 'tbody', 'tfoot', 'tr', 'th', 'td',
# Embedding
# Oldschool styling
'strong', 'b', 'em', 'i', 's', 'u',
cleaner = lxml.html.clean.Cleaner(
scripts = True,
javascript = True,
comments = True,
style = True,
links = True,
meta = True,
page_structure = True,
#processing_instuctions = True,
embedded = True,
frames = True,
forms = True,
annoying_tags = True,
safe_attrs_only = True,
remove_unknown_tags = False,
allow_tags = allow_tags,
# Autolink URLs
# And, done. Flatten the thing and return it
return lxml.html.tostring(fragment)
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