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Sanitise <description> elements
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Some feeds, like that of Diigo [ ] erroneously includes HTML markup in the <description> element of RSS.
In this specific case they use it to encode tags/keywords of bookmark items, where they should be using the <category> element for that.

The HTML markup causes havoc in the wikipage and editor.

It's better to sanitise content of <description>, and probably other elements, before emitting them to the page.

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ahmad created this task.Nov 30 2015, 3:25 PM
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Reedy renamed this task from Sanitise <desciprion> elements to Sanitise <description> elements.Nov 30 2015, 3:25 PM
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Nemo_bis added a subscriber: Nemo_bis. said:

Merge "Use TitleIsAlwaysKnown hook instead of LinkBegin"

Merge &quot;Use TitleIsAlwaysKnown hook instead of LinkBegin&quot;
jenkins-bot 2016-05-24 06:59:39 has <description>Merge &amp;quot;Use TitleIsAlwaysKnown hook instead of LinkBegin&amp;quot;</description>