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  • Marcelo Bastos
    ... Not directly, since that is not an internal Notetab feature, but an externally-called third-party program. It s possible to write a clip to do what you
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 24, 2013
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      Interviewed by CNN on 24/01/2013 13:21, scouterines told the world:
      > Is there any way that I can use the "tidy up html" for all files that are open at once?
      >
      >
      Not directly, since that is not an internal Notetab feature, but an
      externally-called third-party program. It's possible to write a clip to
      do what you want, but I never bothered to do so.

      And, generally speaking, I don't think it's a good idea blindly running
      Tidy on lots of files at once. The reason being that Tidy does more than
      fix up formatting: it attempts to "correct" syntax errors in HTML. But
      some kinds of errors are not well-suited to automatically fixes. For
      instance, if you forget closing a <b> tag, Tidy will "fix" it by
      inserting <b> and </b> tags in every paragraph from that point to either
      the next </b> tag or the end of file.

      I find Tidy much more useful as an error *finder* than an error *fixer*.
      I run it, look at the error log, reload the pre-Tidy version of the
      file, find the trouble spots, fix them. Rinse and repeat.

      And, by the way... there are several versions of Tidy around. The
      original one by Dave Raggett is pretty long in the tooth, but other
      people have updated and improved on it. A compiled, ready to use copy of
      one of the latest versions (dated 2009) can be found here:

      <http://www.paehl.com/open_source/?HTML_Tidy_for_Windows>

      Like the original, though, it's completely unaware of HTML5 -- I think
      the most recent standard it supports is XHTML 1.0.

      There's also a separate project, intended to overhaul Tidy for HTML5.
      The project page is here:

      <http://w3c.github.com/tidy-html5/>

      but they don't offer ready-to-run binaries. A guy called Martin Broerse
      made a Windows build available last April, but last time I linked that
      page here people complained that some antivirus tagged the page as
      "suspicious." Personally, I didn't have a problem with the program, and
      Google Safe Browsing no longer has a problem with the site. Apparently
      it was hacked by a malicious script sometime in the past, and it has
      been fixed since.

      Anyway, the page is here:

      <http://www.broerse.net/wordpress/2012/04/28/tidy-html5/>

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    • scouterines
      Thank you. I guess I will just continue the way I did it in the past, one file after the other. All I am doing is changing from capital letters to small
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 24, 2013
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        Thank you. I guess I will just continue the way I did it in the past, one file after the other. All I am doing is changing from capital letters to small letters.
        Ines


        --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, Marcelo Bastos wrote:
        >
        > Interviewed by CNN on 24/01/2013 13:21, scouterines told the world:
        > > Is there any way that I can use the "tidy up html" for all files that are open at once?
        > >
        > >
        > Not directly, since that is not an internal Notetab feature, but an
        > externally-called third-party program. It's possible to write a clip to
        > do what you want, but I never bothered to do so.
        >
        > And, generally speaking, I don't think it's a good idea blindly running
        > Tidy on lots of files at once. The reason being that Tidy does more than
        > fix up formatting: it attempts to "correct" syntax errors in HTML. But
        > some kinds of errors are not well-suited to automatically fixes. For
        > instance, if you forget closing a <b> tag, Tidy will "fix" it by
        > inserting <b> and </b> tags in every paragraph from that point to either
        > the next </b> tag or the end of file.
        >
        > I find Tidy much more useful as an error *finder* than an error *fixer*.
        > I run it, look at the error log, reload the pre-Tidy version of the
        > file, find the trouble spots, fix them. Rinse and repeat.
        >
        > And, by the way... there are several versions of Tidy around. The
        > original one by Dave Raggett is pretty long in the tooth, but other
        > people have updated and improved on it. A compiled, ready to use copy of
        > one of the latest versions (dated 2009) can be found here:
        >
        >
        >
        > Like the original, though, it's completely unaware of HTML5 -- I think
        > the most recent standard it supports is XHTML 1.0.
        >
        > There's also a separate project, intended to overhaul Tidy for HTML5.
        > The project page is here:
        >
        >
        >
        > but they don't offer ready-to-run binaries. A guy called Martin Broerse
        > made a Windows build available last April, but last time I linked that
        > page here people complained that some antivirus tagged the page as
        > "suspicious." Personally, I didn't have a problem with the program, and
        > Google Safe Browsing no longer has a problem with the site. Apparently
        > it was hacked by a malicious script sometime in the past, and it has
        > been fixed since.
        >
        > Anyway, the page is here:
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > MCBastos
        >
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