Flushing the Purifier

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HTML Purifier End-User Documentation

If you've been poking around the various folders in HTML Purifier, you may have noticed the maintenance directory. Almost all of these scripts are devoted to flushing out the various caches HTML Purifier uses. Normal users don't have to worry about this: regular library usage is transparent. However, when doing development work on HTML Purifier, you may find you have to flush one of the caches.

As a general rule of thumb, run flush.php whenever you make any major changes, or when tests start mysteriously failing. In more detail, run this script if:

You can check out the corresponding scripts for more information on what they do.