[EP-tech] Sanitising output

Andrew Beeken anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk
Thu Jun 5 12:46:36 BST 2014


Hello!

We have a couple of records which have html tags included in the abstract and Additional Information fields. The problem we have with this is that EPrints does not seem to be sanitising the output here so these are being rendered as tags in the source code. At the moment the tags are <meta> which is only causing issues when we try and parse the page, however we cannot assume that someone isn’t going to use a tag that could potentially mess up the layout like <div> or even something as simple as <strong>.

My question; should the outputs be sanitised and, if so, what’s the likely issue here? If not, is there a plugin or recommended method to do this?

Andrew

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