Using input filters


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Using input filters

One way that vandals attack Internet- based systems is through a trick called code injection. They find places where the system's designer has allowed the outside world to provide input and then put programming code there, instead of entering information in a format that the developer expected at the least. Such tricks can lead to ugly posts. At most, they can lead to the attacker completely destroying or gaining control of your site. In Drupal, you have control over the sort of information users can enter into posts and comments through a system of input filters. Drupal includes three such filters, two of which are turned on by default and you can add your own as you like.

To understand input filters, first we'll create content as the administrator by clicking on Create content and we'll just say Blog entry. As we scroll down, we'll see a very familiar part where it says Input format. Click on that and you see the two that are included and turned on in Drupal by defaul...

Using input filters
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Using input filters provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Tom Geller as part of the Drupal 6 Essential Training

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