I have a form for users who want to add new content on my Drupal 8 website. I render node field on a twig template :

{{ node_field_title.value }}

But field are not sanitized by Drupal. Is it the normal behaviour ?

--> If the title is <script>alert('XSS problem!')</script> the script will be executed.

Drupal 8 documentation says : 'The Twig theme engine now auto escapes everything by default. That means that every string printed from a Twig template (e.g. anything between {{ }}) gets automatically sanitized if no filters are used.'

  • Do you see the script tag on the screen? Then it is auto escaped and can't be executed.
    – 4uk4
    Jun 28, 2019 at 16:15
  • In case it is executed then post the entire code what you put into the variable and what else the template contains which might be relevant for autoescaping.
    – 4uk4
    Jun 29, 2019 at 15:34
  • The value of the field is : <script>alert('XSS problem')</script>. The script is exexcuted and if i click on 'OK' to close the alert windows, i can see the script written on the page.
    – Romain
    Jul 1, 2019 at 9:11
  • Please add the information as asked to reproduce this behavior.
    – 4uk4
    Jul 1, 2019 at 9:29
  • Ok, It's because of a breadcrumb block who render my field_title. with a |raw . Not a good idea.. Thank you for your help !
    – Romain
    Jul 1, 2019 at 9:35

1 Answer 1


It seems that there is no autoescaping, at least for Drupal 8.7.3 which the version I tested.
For example:

{{ "<div>Is this escaped?</div>" }}
{{ "<script>alert('NOO!');</script> "}}

These lines are not escaped by default. However:

{{ "<div>Is this escaped?</div>"|escape }}
{{ "<script>alert('NOO!');</script>"|escape}}

These are escaped, so better be safe than sorry and use |escape for the input you're getting from your users.

  • Static expressions are not auto escaped, only variables or objects.
    – 4uk4
    Jun 29, 2019 at 15:35
  • Thanks for clarifying Jun 29, 2019 at 19:02

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