data normalize extension


I couldn't find any plugins that sanitized string input. I'm not sure
if searched for the wrong term, I searched for 'sanitize' and
'normalize'. Maybe there is a better name for what I'm trying to do.
But I basically want to run a few operations on string fields before
they are validated/saved to the db. Something declarative like:

class Model < ActiveRecord::Base
sanitizes :attribute, :truncate => { :length => 20 }, :downcase =>
true, :strip => true

I know I can do this pretty easily with callbacks but I wanted
something more declarative since I have a lot of these statements to
write. But I am looking for a plugin that does something similar to
the above.

Anyone know of any?