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Re: Tidy feature request

From: John Tobler <objectoriented@softhome.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 16:08:51 -0800
Message-ID: <003601bf45c7$67bb4d80$3344dbd1@EntryPoint>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Dan Kohn wrote:
> > + Finally, I think you should consider having an option for Tidy
> > to add a tag such as <meta name="Generator" content="HTML Tidy,
> > a free utility from Dave Raggett at the W3C, version 30th
> > November 1999" href="http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/">.
> > The point would be for anyone viewing the HTML source to say,
> > "Wow, I wish my source looked this nice!" and immediately know
> > what to do about it.  Of course, you would want to allow people
> > to turn this off, but I would suggest that the default should be
> > on.

Dave Raggett wrote:
> I would be interested in what other folk think of this idea.
> It would need to be modified slightly, since href is not an
> allowed attribute for meta.

I approve!  I think you should allow us the option to give you some
credit for your hard work.  I *regularly* use HTML Tidy to clean up ugly
markup and it is one of my favorite tools (in its HTML-Kit incarnation,
particularly).  A META tag wouldn't hurt anything and making it an
option should remove any possible objection.

John Tobler
Received on Monday, 13 December 1999 19:10:23 UTC

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