View Full Version : Automagic HTML tags parser for python/django

July 30th, 2011, 08:04 PM

I am attempting to create a simple blogging platform using Django. Is there an API or module or something that will automagically parse a limited set of HTML tags, for displaying formatted content in comments or posts?

It is not beyond my ability to build a simple parser, but that I want to avoid doing it if possible due to obvious reasons.

I am still a newbie, so please pardon me if there is an obvious answer to my question. :p

July 31st, 2011, 12:35 AM

August 3rd, 2011, 01:03 AM
Thanks. But if I read that right, by default it either autoescapes everything or nothing. I will still have to create custom filters to enable or disable certain tags, am I right?

For instance, I want to allow < b> < p>, but not < script>.

August 3rd, 2011, 01:42 AM
if you want to allow your users to do tags (similar to how this forum does), do what this forums does ... bbcode.

August 3rd, 2011, 05:32 AM
There are a number of libraries you can use. BBCode is good, but python support for it isn't great. I'd recommend using markdown or textile for which a nice Django module (https://bitbucket.org/carljm/django-markitup/src) already exists.