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RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast

by Jenda (Abbot)
on May 01, 2006 at 13:03 UTC ( #546663=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Morning lads,
I have a module (what a surprise) I'd like to upload it to CPAN, but ... I can't think of a name.

The module sits on top of HTML::Parser and allows you to filter the tags and attributes in your HTML. You specify what's allowed and everything else it removed.

There is a similar module on CPAN already, HTML::TagFilter, the difference between the two is that

  1. HTML::TagFilter has a lot more options and contains some other more or less related features (mangling email addresses and such)
  2. HTML::TagFilter assumes the filtering is controled by the code, while HTML::?Filter accepts the list of tags and attributes as a single string. Making it easier to use if the list is to be maintained by other people than the developers. (I am using the module in an application that needs to filter the HTML it sends to various clients and the allowed tags vary from client to client. The developers are not involved in setting this up though,the admins can specify what to allow themselves.)

I do think the module could come handy to other people as well, but for the life of me I can't think of a reasonable name. (HTML::Filter is already taken.)

Any suggestions are welcome.

Comment on RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by Gavin (Canon) on May 01, 2006 at 13:13 UTC
    You said it yourself!!
    HTML::TagFilter::Simple

      That sounds as if it depended on or belonged to the HTML::TagFilter. I would not want to stomp on someone elses namespace. So maybe rather "HTML::SimpleTagFilter".

      I'd rather if we could find a way to communicate that the module is controled by a string containing the allowed tags&attribs instead of from within the code.</P

        Foo::Bar::Simple (or Foo::Bar::Lite) is often written by someone other than the author of Foo::Bar. This is a common practice and well accepted by the community. If you have any concerns, ask modules@perl.org and they'll help out.

        My criteria for good software:
        1. Does it work?
        2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
        Maybe something in the way your module's working can give someone an idea? What about posting the POD of the module here, to see it it lights a bulb somewhere?
Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by eric256 (Parson) on May 01, 2006 at 21:44 UTC
Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 01, 2006 at 22:05 UTC

    How about HTML::Subset or HTML::Subset::Filter?


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Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by PodMaster (Abbot) on May 02, 2006 at 00:55 UTC
    I say you keep calling it HTML::JFilter.

    update: or maybe HTML::FilterJ, or HTML::Filterer :)

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Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by sh1tn (Priest) on May 02, 2006 at 03:24 UTC
    s/::Filter/::Cleaner/ ? or maybe Remover


Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by GrandFather (Cardinal) on May 02, 2006 at 03:27 UTC

    HTML::LimitTags?


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Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by Intrepid (Deacon) on May 02, 2006 at 13:30 UTC

    I do think the module could come handy to other people as well, but for the life of me I can't think of a reasonable name. (HTML::Filter is already taken.)


    HTML::TagElide ? "Elide" is a great word that I confess I learned just last year. Now that doesn't sound like a selling point, but think about it.



Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on May 03, 2006 at 18:28 UTC

    Suggestions, I've got in spades:

    HTML::Tag::*

    1. ::Filter (might be confusing)
    2. ::Cleaner (cleans tags? maybe not...)
    3. ::Remove (removes tags... accurate!)
    4. ::Sieve (keeps some tags, removes others, like a filter in a way)
    5. ::Restrict (restricts HTML to allowed tags)
    6. ::Replace (replaces Tags with other data)

    I've bolded my two favorites. Those are my suggestions. The jury is out on whether they are good suggestions, but you did say that any suggestions were welcome. ;-)

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Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by chanio (Priest) on May 04, 2006 at 03:56 UTC
Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by sgt (Chaplain) on May 04, 2006 at 21:43 UTC
    HTML::TagFilterEasy
Re: RFC: HTML::?Filter ... suggest a name for the beast
by astroboy (Chaplain) on May 12, 2006 at 05:11 UTC
    If I read you module description correctly, HTML::TagFilter isn't the only module that filters tags and attributes. HTML::Scrubber and HTML::Santiser both do this

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