In a view I need to add a custom data-attribute to the row output (just like classes are added). Simply rewriting the output doesn't work because XSS attribute filtering strips the attribute. How can I accomplish this in a reasonable way? These answers are for D7 and do not quite cover dynamic output:

Custom attribute in views fields

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    How are you trying to Rewrite, with what code? I haven't noticed any stripping of the attribute, maybe it's only your value missing?
    – prkos
    Commented May 7, 2019 at 21:59
  • Oh man, you are right, it was a missing value! When things didn't work, I started research, found out that the style attribute is stripped in views when rewriting and stumbled upon drupal.org/project/views/issues/417956 – so I concluded, the attribute is stripped as well. Thanks!
    – Madam Adam
    Commented May 8, 2019 at 8:16

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To summarize for future reference:

You can add data attributes using Rewrite in Views Fields.

If you added a custom data-attribute but something isn't working, the problem might be in the value ;)

What gets stripped by the filter_xss_admin() on Rewrite is most notably the <object> tag and style="" attribute because users can submit malicious code through those.

It seems Views for D7 will have that check removed in the next release: Remove filter_xss_admin() from result rewriting because views editors are already trusted admins

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