js-xss VS sanitize-html

Compare js-xss vs sanitize-html and see what are their differences.


Sanitize untrusted HTML (to prevent XSS) with a configuration specified by a Whitelist (by leizongmin)


Clean up user-submitted HTML, preserving whitelisted elements and whitelisted attributes on a per-element basis. Built on htmlparser2 for speed and tolerance (by apostrophecms)
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js-xss sanitize-html
2 1
4,376 2,834
- 1.9%
5.6 7.4
25 days ago 6 days ago
HTML JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of sanitize-html. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-26.
  • How To Parse and Render Markdown In Vuejs
    6 projects | dev.to | 26 Aug 2021
    Vue does not have as much support for Vue as there is for React. Examples are markdown-it, Remark.js, marked.js. But hopefully in the future, there should be more support, and after much research, I picked marked.js because it has the most stars and has zero vulnerability. Marked does not sanitize (meaning it does not secure HTML documents from attacks like cross-site scripting (XSS) ) marked output HTML as that feature is deprecated and has vulnerability but however, it supports the use of other libraries to secure output HTML such as DOMPurify (recommended), sanitize-html or insane.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing js-xss and sanitize-html you can also consider the following projects:

DOMPurify - DOMPurify - a DOM-only, super-fast, uber-tolerant XSS sanitizer for HTML, MathML and SVG. DOMPurify works with a secure default, but offers a lot of configurability and hooks. Demo:


Retire.js - scanner detecting the use of JavaScript libraries with known vulnerabilities

showdown - A bidirectional Markdown to HTML to Markdown converter written in Javascript

Themis - Easy to use cryptographic framework for data protection: secure messaging with forward secrecy and secure data storage. Has unified APIs across 14 platforms.

openzeppelin-solidity - OpenZeppelin Contracts is a library for secure smart contract development. [Moved to: https://github.com/OpenZeppelin/openzeppelin-contracts]

smart-contract-best-practices - A guide to smart contract security best practices

secure-ls - :lock: Secure localStorage data with high level of encryption and data compression