Issue #17992 has been updated by AMomchilov (Alexander Momchilov).


I'm reasonably convinced that augmenting the existing `unescapeHTML` API is off the table, for performance reasons.

I plan to add this under a new `(de|en)code_html_entities` name.

It could be parameterized just like HTMLEntities, to let you pick one of the entity sets" (it calls them "flavors")

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Feature #17992: Upstreaming the htmlentities gem into CGI#.(un)escape_html
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17992#change-92704

* Author: AMomchilov (Alexander Momchilov)
* Status: Feedback
* Priority: Normal
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Hi there,

I was looking to unescape some HTML entities in a String, and I discovered that `CGI#.(un)escape_html` is **really** limited. Many StackOverflow questions share a similar disappointment, and point users to using the [htmlentities gem](https://github.com/threedaymonk/htmlentities):

1. https://stackoverflow.com/a/383561/3141234
2. https://stackoverflow.com/a/22926384/3141234

This solved my problem, but I feel like something this standard/universal should be built-in. To that end, I'm interested in working on merging the htmlentities gem into CGI's repo. Would this be a welcome change?

* I've e-mailed the author (Paul Battley) privately, and got his blessing to do so.
* It's MIT licensed, so that should be OK.




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