[EP-tech] Re: Sanitising output

Andrew Beeken anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk
Thu Jun 5 16:30:25 BST 2014


Further to this, I¹ve done some digging and the specific issue seems to be
in the XML output where the unclosed <meta> tags are causing issues for
importers.

On 05/06/2014 12:46, "Andrew Beeken" <anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk> wrote:

>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 isn¹t 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, what¹s the
>likely issue here? If not, is there a plugin or recommended method to do
>this?
>
>Andrew
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