PHP XSS sanitizer tool for HTML

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PHP XSS sanitizer tool for HTML


Use HTML Purifier.

This library was created to try to solve the problem of XSS sanitization without using a permissive list, since the HTML which is being sanitized may contain non-standard or unusual syntax (e.g. HTML for emails).

This library is also intended for a limited use case whereby it is assumed that the sanitized HTML is only going to be displayed in a limited set of supported browsers (e.g. no need to strip 'vbscript:' code).


Via Composer

$ composer require phlib/xss-sanitizer


Create a sanitizer and sanitize some input:

$sanitizer = new \Phlib\XssSanitizer\Sanitizer();
$sanitized = $sanitizer->sanitize($htmlInput);

Optionally, extra tags and/or attributes can be specified to be removed, in addition to the defaults:

$removeBlocks = ['xss'];
$removeAttributes = ['onwebkittransitionend'];
$sanitizer = new \Phlib\XssSanitizer\Sanitizer($removeBlocks, $removeAttributes);
$sanitized = $sanitizer->sanitize($htmlInput);

Supported Browsers

This library is intended to prevent XSS vulnerabilities when the resulting HTML is rendered by any of the following browsers:

  • Chrome (40+)
  • Firefox (40+)
  • Safari (8+)
  • IE (10, 11)
  • Edge


This package is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see