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Decode HTML Template Tag

Author:
megamark16
Posted:
March 13, 2012
Language:
Python
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This is useful if you have a string that is html encoded (i.e. "<p>Hello world!</p>") and you want to do something more complex than just display it as html, such as using the striptags filter.

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from django import template
import HTMLParser

register = template.Library()

@register.filter
def decode(value):
    """HTML decodes a string """
    h = HTMLParser.HTMLParser()
    return h.unescape(value)

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