Re: [NTO] getting tidy
Tidy for Windows is available here:
The first link on the page for the tidy-exe.zip is at this link:
They do not make the link stand out from the Tidy home page, it took me
a minute the other day to find it.
In your other post, you asked about Tidy. It has a config file that also
goes in the NoteTab directory that controls its suggestions. If you do
not set your own config file for Tidy, it has default suggestions.
Since Tidy is a command line tool, open up a command line/DOS box and
type tidy.exe -h and it will give all the help commands. If you use
these next two commands, it will give you all possible Tidy options and
current Tidy options:
path to notetab\Tidy.exe -help-config list all configuration options
path to notetab\Tidy.exe -show-config list the current
There is lots of information in the archives of both the NoteTab HTML
list and the OffTopic list regarding Tidy settings.
One helpful trick for using Tidy is to let it generate its message and
then do CTRL+Z to restore your HTML file, then make changes on a copy if
you are concerned about the effects of changes. Also, Tidy and other
HTML validators rely on the presence of the DOCTYPE line, if any, before
the <HTML> tag in a document. This lets the validator know what standard
you want it to check against. I believe Tidy may also have an option to
specify what doctype to validate against. In addition, NoteTab has the
ability to force html tags inserted by clip libraries to be XHTML
format, under VIEW > OPTIONS on the HTML tab.
Some of Tidy's suggestions do not make sense. For example, it an earlier
problem is found, it can throw Tidy off the trail. For this reason, it
is best to fix small error and re-validate.
Ralph Johnson wrote:
> Where do I download tidy? I went to tidy and found everything but
> download here. I could download older versions get all kinds of
> advice but no where did I see where to download it. Thanks