Extendable HTML sanitizer for typescript and JS projects

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Extendable HTML sanitizer written in typescript on top of htmlparser2 suitable for both JS and TS projects


import * as s from 'ts-html-sanitizer'; // for TS users
// let s = require('ts-html-sanitizer'); // for JS users

const INPUT = `
    <body class="content" style="color: red">
      <form action="/message" method="post">
        <input name="text" />
        <button type="submit">Send</button>
        <h1 class="heading">Awesome page</h1>
        <section style="width: 600px">
          <img src="/1.jpg" alt="some image">
            Some <big>BIG</big> text <a href="/boom">here</a>
            With custom <font>font</font>
        alert('malicious script');

let sanitizer = s.sanitizer();

// outputs
// <section><h1>Awesome page</h1><section><img src="/1.jpg" alt="some image" /><p> Some <strong>BIG</strong> text <a href="/boom" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a> With custom font</p></section></section>


sanitizer function creates an instance of Sanitize.Sanitizer and takes an optional parameter:
  • tagMap: Object — transforms mapped to tag names


Interface declares a single sanitize() function which takes following arguments:
  • input: string — html input to sanitize
  • options: Sanitize.Options — an object with following keys:
sourceHost: string — hostname of a document source used by link transformer, it will be appended to links starting with "/" so src="/1.png" will become src="${sourceHost}/1.png". Defaults to empty string sourcePath: string — path of a source document, it will be append to realtive links so href="next.html" will become href="${sourceHost}/${sourcePath}/next.html". Defaults to empty string


Parsing logic can be greatly altered by creating a new or modifying the default Sanitize.TagMap.
All you need to do is register your own function implementing Transforms.Transform interface within the tag map. Transfomations can be used as middleware functions by utilizing Transfomrs.chain() which takes an array of tranformations and runs is top down.
One may also consider writing custom Tags.Tag implmentation.
More documentation to come, consult the source code for any details it's really simple