HTML::StripScripts and markdown incompatibilities

Louis-David Mitterrand vindex+lists-markdown-discuss at
Tue Aug 24 08:49:03 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 08:41:05AM -0400, Michel Fortin wrote:

> Le 2010-08-24 à 8:27, Louis-David Mitterrand a écrit :


> > I'm using perl's HTML::StripScripts to clean out unwanted/broken html

> > from forum post on my web site but it also removes <>

> > or <user at> markdown constructs.

> >

> > Any idea how to make these two live together in harmony?


> Are you calling StripScripts before or after Markdown? You should

> always filter tags after converting to HTML, as it seems StripScripts

> was designed to filter HTML, not Markdown-formatted text.


> Long explanation:

> <>

Actually I save the forum posts to the DB in non-converted markdown and
filtered of any unwanted html.

Should I save the raw unfiltered post to DB and then (1) expand markdown
and (2) filter with StripScripts only when _displaying_ the post? That
would entail keeping some potentially "unclean" posts in the DB and
having to StripScripts them repeatedly.


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