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XML#strip methods to clean XML & HTML


Methods that work on an XML/HTML text string:

  • XML.strip_all: delete all extraneous junk
  • XML.strip_attributes: delete all attributes
  • XML.strip_comments: delete all comments
  • XML.strip_microsoft: delete all proprietary Microsoft code
  • XML.strip_unprintables: delete all unprintable characters

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gem install sixarm_ruby_xml_strip


gem "sixarm_ruby_xml_strip", "=2.1.0"


require "sixarm_ruby_xml_strip"

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To install with high security:

gem install sixarm_ruby_xml_strip --test --trust-policy HighSecurity


  • 2012-03-16 2.1.0 Upgrade for Ruby 1.9.3, minitest/spec, and improved docs.
  • 2012-03-13 2.0.0 Lift the XML#load methods from the sixarm_ruby_ramp gem.


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