W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > html-tidy@w3.org > January to March 2000

Re: the -m switch (was: Bugs/suggestions)

From: Gary <gernst@pchmo.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 07:41:04 -0600
Message-ID: <001001bf7883$8b5dea60$2d8c010a@pchmo.org>
To: "Matthew Brealey" <thelawnet@yahoo.com>, <html-tidy@w3.org>
How do I stop these email messages?

----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: the -m switch (was: Bugs/suggestions)


> [Sorry about the double > - in order to reply to this I've had to
> subscribe then send old messages to my self and finally reply them.
> I didn't realise the list wouldn't let you post if you weren't subscribed
> - I've never had any problems with any other W3C mailing lists]
>
> Peter Evans wrote:
> > > Just one (amateurish) comment on a couple of aspects of Matthew
> > Brealey's list
> > > of putative bugs.
>
> I didn't say they were all bugs - I referred to bugs/suggestions.
>
> The character reference stuff is certainly a bug.
>
> > > I'm not sure whether or not this is a bug in Tidy.  Whether it is or
> > isn't, my
> > > mind boggles at the idea of somebody who's clearly no novice running a
> > utility
> > > whose results are as radical as Tidy's to overwrite a file without
> > first making
> > > a backup.  Surely a better way is to make a backup, or, better still,
> > to avoid
> > > the -m switch and instead get Tidy to create a second file (which is
> > what I
> > > always do).
>
> Ideally, yes. But when you have a 600-file website (as with my new site),
> it can be a little tedious to trawl through each file individually, so I
> tend to do a for/in for each directory (although some pages I leave as
> they are - for example, it will drop the following:
> <div style="width: 200px; height: 200px; background: red"></div> as
> empty).
>
> But I find it necessary to tidy because I write all my HTML by hand, and
> tend to omit end tags, which isn't a good idea because it can cause
> Netscape to crash (given:
> <p style="border: solid thin">
> Some text
> <p style="border: solid thin">
> Some text
> </p>
> ) , so I instruct Tidy to stick them back in again.
>
>
>
> =====
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> >From Matthew Brealey (http://members.tripod.co.uk/lawnet (for law)or
http://members.tripod.co.uk/lawnet/WEBFRAME.HTM (for CSS))
> __________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger.
> http://im.yahoo.com
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2000 08:40:47 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 3 April 2012 06:13:43 GMT