Since I posted my question I came up with a good solution that does
exactly what I wanted to do with tidy -- optimize my XHTML files, so
I no longer care if tidy doesn't work with my NoteTab.
I'm already validating each page with Igor Podlubny's off-line HTML
Validator clipbook http://www.tuke.sk/podlubny/ov.html,
so I know
each page is valid markup.
Here are the steps I came up with to optimize my file sizes by 42%:
9.15 kb original
5.90 kb <!-- yada, yada --> removed with FARs www.helpware.net/FAR/
Advanced Find & Replace. It would be nice if NoteTab had this
advanced functionality, but I'm OK that it doesn't.
5.82 kb ^T removed with NoteTab Search Disk
5.39 kb ^P removed with NoteTab Search Disk
5.36 kb replace > < with >< with NoteTab Search Disk
? kb replace "space space" with "space", with NoteTab Search Disk
The new file is 58% of the original, 42% faster loading! Validates on
& offline! The valid XHTML is not changed at all, but optimized as
small as possible. Without wordwrap on, its one very long runon line.
It only takes 1 or 2 minutes to process my project of 5,000 files
19215 kb or 18.76 MB savings, or an additional capasity of 2,100
If someone turns this into a clip, please let me know.