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Re: [NTB] Tidy up html code

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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
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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:
      >
      >
      >
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