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I want to get a <br> tag into a block-title but by default the brackets are turned into html characters. My theme's block.tpl is

<h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><?php print $block->subject; ?></h2>

so it looks like the rendering isn't happening there. I can't find where $block->subject is getting processed. It's not in my theme's template.php. So where in core is $block->subject assembled?

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You may be interested in Block Class Styles, which has an additional feature:

Allows the ability to set a global text format for custom block titles; this allows you to now have HTML in your custom block titles. Yes, you can now have block titles that contain HTML markup!

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Found the line in block.module:

$block->subject = $block->title == '<none>' ? '' : check_plain($block->title);

Decided to skip any fanciness and just replace $block->subject with $block->title in my block.tpl.php. Easy.

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careful. Core does this to disallow HTML in block titles -- this is to avoid an authorized user from creating content that contains HTML to cross-link titles to malicious domains. –  tenken Jan 14 '13 at 19:25
Thanks, yes. This is for a site with only trusted users. Is there a better filter for html that still lets <br> tags through? –  alexvance Jan 14 '13 at 19:40
Drupal doesnt care about "trusted users". It assumes everyone is potentially malicious -- because your site could be hacked and an un-trusted user could submit a blog post, or create a block for instance. Dont get me wrong -- I've done something similiar for a project as well. As a CMS drupal sanitizes all "titles" that come from user input. –  tenken Jan 14 '13 at 20:05
Right, that's what I meant - the users are trusted by me, not necessarily Drupal. :) –  alexvance Jan 14 '13 at 20:27

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