# HtmlSanitizeEx [![Build Status](]( [![Inline docs](](

`html_sanitize_ex` provides a fast and straightforward HTML Sanitizer written in Elixir which lets you include HTML authored by third-parties in your web application while protecting against XSS.

It is the first Hex package to come out of the []( project, where it will be used to sanitize user annoucements from the Elixir community.

## What can it do?

`html_sanitize_ex` parses a given HTML string and, based on the used [Scrubber](, either completely strips it from HTML tags or sanitizes it by only allowing certain HTML elements and attributes to be present.

**NOTE:** The one thing missing at this moment is ***support for styles***. To add this, we have to implement a Scrubber for CSS, to prevent nasty CSS hacks using `<style>` tags and attributes.

Otherwise `html_sanitize_ex` is a full-featured HTML sanitizer.

## Installation

Add html_sanitize_ex as a dependency in your `mix.exs` file.

defp deps do
  [{:html_sanitize_ex, "~> 0.1.0"}]

After adding you are done, run `mix deps.get` in your shell to fetch the new dependency.

The only dependency of `html_sanitize_ex` is `mochiweb` which is used to parse HTML.

## Usage

It can strip all tags from the given string:

    text = "<a href=\"javascript:alert('XSS');\">text here</a>"
    # => "text here"

Or allow certain basic HTML elements to remain:

    text = "<h1>Hello <script>World!</script></h1>"
    # => "<h1>Hello World!</h1>"

**TODO: write more comprehensive usage description**

## Contributing

1. [Fork it!](
2. Create your feature branch (`git checkout -b my-new-feature`)
3. Commit your changes (`git commit -am 'Add some feature'`)
4. Push to the branch (`git push origin my-new-feature`)
5. Create new Pull Request

## Author

René Föhring (@rrrene)

## License

html_sanitize_ex is released under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for further