Sanitizer: sanitize() method

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The sanitize() method of the Sanitizer interface is used to sanitize a tree of DOM nodes, removing any unwanted elements or attributes.

It should be used when the data to be sanitized is already available as DOM nodes. For example when sanitizing a Document instance in a frame.

The default Sanitizer() configuration strips out XSS-relevant input by default, including <script> tags, custom elements, and comments. The sanitizer configuration may be customized using Sanitizer() constructor options.

Note: To sanitize strings, instead use Element.setHTML() or Sanitizer.sanitizeFor(). See HTML Sanitizer API for more information.





A DocumentFragment or Document to be sanitized.

Return value

A sanitized DocumentFragment.




To sanitize data from an iframe with id userFrame:

const sanitizer = new Sanitizer(); // Default sanitizer;

// Get the frame and its Document object
const frame_element = document.getElementById("userFrame");
const unsanitized_frame_tree = frame_element.contentWindow.document;

// Sanitize the document tree and update the frame.
const sanitized_frame_tree = sanitizer.sanitize(unsanitized_frame_tree);


HTML Sanitizer API
# dom-sanitizer-sanitize

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