This utility is a single class, HTMLFilter, which can be used to parse user-submitted input and sanitize it against potential cross site scripting attacks, malicious html, or simply badly formed html. This version, written in Java, is largely a translation of lib_filter, the original work of Cal Henderson written in PHP.
Combined with this code is a Test class for unit testing, designed to be executed in JUnit.
// retrieve input from user... String input = ... String clean = new HTMLInputFilter().filter( input );
There's also an example using constretto.
To include xss-html-filter into a maven built project add the following to your pom.xml (in the corresponding sections)
<dependency> <groupId>net.sf.xss-html-filter</groupId> <artifactId>xss-html-filter</artifactId> <version>1.1</version> <!-- remember to check for newer versions --> </dependency> <repository> <id>xss-html-filter releases</id> <name>xss-html-filter Releases Repository</name> <url>http://xss-html-filter.sf.net/releases/</url> </repository>