Working With HTML Tidy Tool
Tidy, a tool created by David Raggett converts HTML documents into clean XHTML
in a matter of seconds. In the beginning, it was designed to clean up HTML markup.
Now, Tidy is included as a plug-in with most big-time HTML editors. In addition,
Tidy comes in a version you can run from the command prompt and a GUI version
( Tidy GUI) .
mismatched end tags - In most cases, Tidy will locate mismatched end tags and
make the appropriate corrections.
element and attribute names - Tidy will correct any uppercase element names and
attribute names automatically.
This is not the end of what Tidy can do. In fact, you can customize Tidy to do just about anything relating to the conversion process. For example, you can control whether the modified version uses indentation for nested elements, or you can request that Tidy invoke only some, but not all, of the rules. To learn more about HTML Tidys many abilities and options.
Using Tidy GUI
Many of you might not be inspired by the command prompt. In fact, you may want to run from it. There are also some of you who wont want to download another text editor. If youre interested in using a GUI interface for Tidy but dont want a full text editor attached, andre Blavier created a version that you just might get along with.
You simply browse for the file you want to Tidy by clicking the Browse button and the click the Tidy! button. After that, you click the show Output button and save the Tidied output to a new document to save it as your own.
Using Tidy from the Windows Command Prompt
you remember the days of DOS, you may be comfortable using tidy as a stand-alone
tool at the command prompt. Windows users who are uncomfortable working form the
To fire up the DOS prompt, select Start - Programs command Prompt or Ms-DOS
Prompt, depending on your version of windows. (You might need to go to Start
Programs Accessories - Command Prompt or MSDOS Prompt). A windows with a
black background and text, C:> appears.
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