Write Output From HTML Validator in Firefox
- To All,
Where is the command to write the cleaned-up output produced by HTML Validator
I'm using FF v3.5.5 and HTML Validator v0.8.5.8.
Currently, I copy the entire cleaned-up output which is produced by the
validator and use that to over-write the source file. I don't see a "Save" or
a "Save as..." menu item on the "Cleanup the page" screen.
Thanks for the help.
- Ray Shapp wrote:
> Currently, I copy the entire cleaned-up output which is producedThe validator uses the engine of HTML Tidy, which is free and a hook for
> by the validator and use that to over-write the source file.
which is provided in NoteTab. Pleasye look at the manuals, I can't be
more specific as I don't use it myself. I try to write cleanly in the
first place and don't like the kind of improvements Tidy makes, but
that's a question of style and taste and Tidy's output certainly is not
- Hi Axel,
Thanks for the quick reply.
<<The validator uses the engine of HTML Tidy,>>
Yes, I am aware. I am just at the beginning of the process of cleaning up the
club's website which has had at least a dozen contributors over the past ten
years. We have well over 2,000 web pages. During routine maintenance when I
need to update a page, my approach has been to clean up the code "adequately"
using the Tidy validator in Firefox sometimes and the Tidy clip in NTP at
other times. The point of my question is to find a way to update the source
code from within the HTML validator in Firefox. For example, a file I am
working on this morning has an extra </table> tag. That's the only problem. It
would be nice to just delete that one tag in the cleaned-up output screen
rather than go back to the source file and hunt for the tag or to copy the
entire cleaned-up output and paste it over the source document.
The question to all: Can I do edits within the validator in Firefox (on files
which are on my local PC)?
- Ray Shapp wrote:
> The question to all: Can I do edits within the validator inIn that case the only way I'm aware of is the one you're using already,
> Firefox (on files which are on my local PC)?
i.e. select all, copy to editor, save, upload. As far as I know there
are no uploading capabilities in a browser, or rather only ones that
require extra programs on the server as for forms.
I would rather mirror the whole site to my disk, edit locally and update
when done. That's the way I do everything anyway, the server is just a
mirror of what I assembled locally.
- Hi Axel,
<<I would rather mirror the whole site to my disk, edit locally and update
when done. >>
I'm not expressing myself clearly. I'm doing exactly as you are doing. I'm not
looking for a way to upload to the web host. I'm just looking for a way to
edit the source files on my local PC directly from within the clean-up screen
of HTML validator in Firefox. I guess that's not possible if you also are
copy/pasting the entire cleaned code into the source file.
Thanks for responding.