Excerpt(), field method & helper vs toolkit

I’m having some difficulty with one of kirby’s excerpt() methods, and I’m just wondering wether this is intended behaviour API-wise…


has a removehtml boolean (set to true by default), which allows for letting HTML in the input to be passed through.

In my case I’m excerpting parsed markdown, with extensions (for setting references in superscript) so I need to have the HTML not touched, however the field method excerpt() has no argument to set the removehtml boolean…


same goes for the helper:


I guess I’m fine excerpting thru the toolkit method, but I’m left wondering wether the omission of the removehtml argument is by design?

I can’t tell you why this is the case. Maybe because depending on the html you use for each text, the length of the result could probably vary considerably if html code is not removed.