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A simple Django app that will give you a Cleaned HTML Field.

Project description

Django CleanHtmlField

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Django CleanHtmlField is a simple Django application (supporting Django 1.8, 1.11, 2.0 and 2.1) that defines an ``HTMLField`` that automatically removes potentially malicious content.
This app should work with Python 2.7+ and Python3.4+.

For instance, if you allow the user to freely input HTML Content, and the user decides to inject a JavaScript snippet:

.. code-block:: html

<h1>Hello Friend</h1>
<script type="text/javascript">
<p>This is for you!</p>

``HTMLField`` will filter this to

.. code-block:: html

<h1>Hello Friend</h1>
<p>This is for you!</p>

Quick start

1. Download and install using `pip install` from `PyPi <>`_:

.. code-block:: bash

pip install django-cleanhtmlfield

2. Create a field ``HTMLField(strip_unsafe=True)`` in your model:

.. code-block:: python

from django.db import models
from django_cleanhtmlfield.fields import HTMLField

class MyModel(models.Model)
some_content = HTMLField(strip_unsafe=True)

3. Don't forget to create and run migrations for changes on Django models, e.g.:

.. code-block:: bash

python makemigrations
python migrate


For HTML content to be parsed and processed we depend on ``BeautifulSoup4`` (this is installed as a dependency). As this is a Django app, it obviously requires ``Django`` (though we expect this to be already installed).

Configuration options

The following Django Settings are available (see below for a full example)

* ``ACCEPTABLE_ELEMENTS`` - tuple that contains all allowed HTML tags (e.g., ``'a', 'span', 'p', 'div', ... ``)
* ``ACCEPTABLE_ATTRIBUTES`` - tuple that contains all allowed HTMl attributes (e.g., ``'alt', 'style', 'target', 'title',...``)
* ``ACCEPTABLE_STYLES`` - tuple that contains all allowed CSS styles (e.g., ``'background-color', 'border-color', 'font-size', ...``)
* ``REMOVE_WITH_CONTENT`` - tuple that contains potentially malicious HTML tags that will automatically be removed (e.g., ``'script', 'object', ...``)


.. code-block:: python

'a', 'abbr', 'acronym', 'address', 'area', 'aria-label', 'b', 'big',
'blockquote', 'br', 'button', 'caption', 'center', 'cite', 'code', 'col',
'colgroup', 'dd', 'del', 'dfn', 'dir', 'div', 'dl', 'dt', 'em',
'font', 'h1', 'h2', 'h3', 'h4', 'h5', 'h6', 'hr', 'i', 'img',
'ins', 'kbd', 'label', 'legend', 'li', 'map', 'menu', 'ol',
'p', 'pre', 'q', 's', 'samp', 'small', 'span', 'strike',
'strong', 'sub', 'sup', 'table', 'tbody', 'td', 'tfoot', 'th',
'thead', 'tr', 'tt', 'u', 'ul', 'var', 'iframe', 'section', 'article',

'abbr', 'accept', 'accesskey',
'action', 'align', 'alt', 'axis', 'border', 'cellpadding', 'cellspacing',
'char', 'charoff', 'charset', 'checked', 'cite', 'class', 'clear', 'cols',
'colspan', 'color', 'compact', 'coords', 'data-mlang', 'data-equation', 'datetime', 'dir',
'enctype', 'for', 'headers', 'height', 'href', 'hreflang', 'hspace',
'id', 'ismap', 'label', 'lang', 'longdesc', 'maxlength', 'method',
'multiple', 'name', 'nohref', 'noshade', 'nowrap', 'prompt',
'rel', 'rev', 'rows', 'rowspan', 'role', 'rules', 'scope', 'shape', 'size', 'style',
'span', 'src', 'start', 'summary', 'tabindex', 'target', 'title', 'type',
'usemap', 'valign', 'value', 'vspace', 'width',

'background-color', 'background', 'background-image', 'background-position', 'background-size', 'background-repeat',
'background-attachment', 'background-origin', 'background-clip',
'font-family', 'font-size', 'font-weight', 'font-style', 'color',
'width', 'height', 'min-width', 'max-width', 'min-height', 'max-height', 'line-height',
'text-decoration', 'text-transform', 'text-align', 'border', 'border-style', 'border-width',
'border-top', 'border-bottom', 'border-left', 'border-right', 'border-top-style',
'border-bottom-style', 'border-left-style', 'border-right-style', 'border-top-width',
'border-bottom-width', 'border-left-width', 'border-right-width',
'border-top-color', 'border-bottom-color', 'border-left-color', 'border-spacing', 'border-collapse',
'vertical-align', 'clear', 'float',
'margin', 'margin-left', 'margin-right', 'margin-top', 'margin-bottom',
'padding', 'padding-left', 'padding-right', 'padding-top', 'padding-bottom',


REMOVE_WITH_CONTENT = ('script', 'object', 'embed', 'style', 'form', )

Compatibility with Django REST Framework

If you are using Django Rest Framework you need to add the following code to register a serializer/field handler:

.. code-block:: python

from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _

from rest_framework.serializers import ModelSerializer

from django_cleanhtmlfield.fields import HTMLField
from django_cleanhtmlfield.helpers import clean_html

class RestHtmlField(fields.CharField):
default_error_messages = {
'invalid': _('"{input}" is not a valid html.')
default_empty_html = False
initial = False

def __init__(self, **kwargs):
super(HtmlField, self).__init__(**kwargs)

def to_internal_value(self, data):
return clean_html(data, strip_unsafe=True)

ModelSerializer.serializer_field_mapping[HTMLField] = RestHtmlField



* Initial Release

Development and Tests

The test app is located in the ``tests`` subfolder. Please run tests against all Django and Python versions (e.g., using ``tox`` - see ``tox.ini``).

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