HTML Text Filters¶
Plugins that deal with HTML content, can opt-in to the filtering framework. This helps to improve HTML output consistently everywhere.
This package has a two standard filters included:
fluent_contents.plugins.text.filters.smartypants.smartypants_filter()can be added to FLUENT_TEXT_POST_FILTERS, FLUENT_TEXT_PRE_FILTERS to replace regular quotes with curly quotes. It needs smartypants to be installed.
fluent_contents.plugins.text.filters.softhypen.softhypen_filter()can be added to FLUENT_TEXT_POST_FILTERS, FLUENT_TEXT_PRE_FILTERS to insert soft-hyphenation characters in the text (
­as HTML entity). It needs django-softhyphen to be installed.
A filter may be included in one of these settings:
- Pre-filters are listed in FLUENT_TEXT_POST_FILTERS, FLUENT_TEXT_PRE_FILTERS
- Post-filters are listed in FLUENT_TEXT_POST_FILTERS, FLUENT_TEXT_PRE_FILTERS
While some filters could be used in both settings, there is a semantic difference.
Any changes made by pre-filters affect the original text. These changes are visible in the WYSIWYG editor after saving. Thus, the pre-filter should be idempotent; it should be able to run multiple times over the same content. Typical use cases of a pre-filter are:
- Validate HTML
- Sanitize HTML (using bleach)
"``regular quotes”`` with curly “smart” quotes.
The changes made by post-filters are not stored in the original text, and won’t be visible in the WYSIWYG editor. This allows a free-form manipulation of the text, for example to:
- Add soft-hyphens in the code for better line breaking.
- Improve typography, such as avoiding text widows, highlighting ampersands, etc.. (using django-typogrify).
- Highlight specific words.
- Parse “short codes” - if you really must do so. Please consider short codes a last resort. It’s recommended to create new plugins instead for complex integrations.
Since post-filters never change the original text, any filter function can be safely included as post-filter. When there is an unwanted side-effect, simply remove the post-filter and resave the text.
Each filter is a plain Python function that receives 2 parameters:
- The HTML text it can update.
For example, see the smartypants filter:
from smartypants import smartypants def smartypants_filter(contentitem, html): return smartypants(html)
Since the original
ContentItem model is provided,
a filter may read fields such as
to have context.
The filters may also raise a
to report any errors in the text that should be corrected by the end-user.
Supporting filters in custom plugins¶
from django.db import models from fluent_contents.extensions import PluginHtmlField from fluent_contents.models import ContentItem from fluent_contents.utils.filters import apply_filters class WysiwygItem(ContentItem): html = PluginHtmlField("Text") html_final = models.TextField(editable=False, blank=True, null=True) def full_clean(self, *args, **kwargs): super(TextItem, self).full_clean(*args, **kwargs) self.html, self.html_final = apply_filters(self, self.html, field_name='html')