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Allowing HTML tags in user input...

by raa / February 16, 2004 1:43 AM PST


I am creating a site that lets users enter text for their personal profile.

Being security conscious, I have opted to strip tags, including all javascript event handlers (onClick, etc). However, I would like to allow some text formatting tags. Here is a list of those tags:
b, br, center, font, h1 - h6, i, ol, p, pre, sub, sup, ul.

Is there something I should be concerned about by doing this?


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Re:Allowing HTML tags in user input...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 2:29 AM PST
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Re:Re:Allowing HTML tags in user input...
by raa / February 16, 2004 2:48 AM PST


I'm not sure the majority of my targeted visitors would be interested in learning new rules about ubb code. If there is no possible way somebody could use html attributes to invoke some action in browsers, then I'd stick with the html tags that I've chosen to allow.

You mentioned meta tags. They won't be able to use meta tags, since all tags would be automatically removed, except the ones that I allow.

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[nt] Then you are done...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2004 2:53 AM PST


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