Angular 2Bypassing Sanitizing for trusted values

Parameters

ParamsDetails
selectortag name you reference your component by in the html
template(templateUrl)a string that represents html which will be inserted wherever the <selector> tag is. templateUrl is a path to an html file with the same behavior
pipesan array of pipes that are used by this component.

Remarks

SUPER IMPORTANT!

DISABLING SANITIZING LEAVES YOU AT RISK OF XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) AND OTHER ATTACK VECTORS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TRUST WHAT YOU'RE GETTING 100%

Using Pipes relegates you to only changing attribute values like so :

<tag [attribute]="expression or variable reference | pipeName">

you are not able to use pipes this way :

<tag attribute="expression or variable reference | pipeName">

or this way

<tag attribute={{expression or variable reference | pipeName}}

Bypassing Sanitizing with pipes (for code re-use)

Project is following the structure from the Angular2 Quickstart guide here.

RootOfProject
|
+-- app
|   |-- app.component.ts
|   |-- main.ts
|   |-- pipeUser.component.ts
|   \-- sanitize.pipe.ts
|
|-- index.html
|-- main.html
|-- pipe.html

main.ts

import { bootstrap } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

bootstrap(AppComponent);

This finds the index.html file in the root of the project, and builds off of that.

app.component.ts

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { PipeUserComponent } from './pipeUser.component';

@Component({
    selector: 'main-app',
    templateUrl: 'main.html',
    directives: [PipeUserComponent]
})

export class AppComponent { }

This is the top level component that groups other components that are used.

pipeUser.component.ts

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { IgnoreSanitize } from "./sanitize.pipe";

@Component({
    selector: 'pipe-example',
    templateUrl: "pipe.html",
    pipes: [IgnoreSanitize]
})

export class PipeUserComponent{
    constructor () { }        
    unsafeValue: string = "unsafe/picUrl?id=";
    docNum: string;

    getUrl(input: string): any {
        if(input !== undefined) {
            return this.unsafeValue.concat(input);
            // returns : "unsafe/picUrl?id=input"
        } else {
            return "fallback/to/something";
        }
    }
}

This component provides the view for the Pipe to work with.

sanitize.pipe.ts

import { Pipe, PipeTransform } from '@angular/core';
import { DomSanitizationService } from '@angular/platform-browser';

@Pipe({
    name: 'sanitaryPipe'
})
export class IgnoreSanitize implements PipeTransform {

   constructor(private sanitizer: DomSanitizationService){}

   transform(input: string) : any {
       return this.sanitizer.bypassSecurityTrustUrl(input);
   }

}

This is the logic that describes what the pipe formats.

index.html

<head>
    Stuff goes here...
</head>
<body>
    <main-app> 
        main.html will load inside here.
    </main-app>
</body>

main.html

<othertags> 
</othertags>

<pipe-example>  
    pipe.html will load inside here.
</pipe-example>

<moretags>
</moretags>

pipe.html

<img [src]="getUrl('1234') | sanitaryPipe">
<embed [src]="getUrl() | sanitaryPipe">

If you were to inspect the html while the app is running you would see that it looks like this:

<head>
    Stuff goes here...
</head>

<body>

    <othertags> 
    </othertags>
    
    <img [src]="getUrl('1234') | sanitaryPipe">
    <embed [src]="getUrl() | sanitaryPipe">
    
    <moretags>
    </moretags>

</body>