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How do you run TIDY?

From: Eric Richards <e.richards@clear.net.nz>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 12:00:56 +1300
Message-ID: <004601bf8bc7$528899e0$26c6a7cb@richards.clear.net.nz>
To: "HTML tidy" <html-tidy-request@w3.org>
Cc: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Hi All
Below are text from two BATCH  files, then some comments,
I'm not sure if I would pass the Microsoft batch file exam,
but these files do work for me.

================= run_tidy.bat ==============================
check_it fileName html

rem <check_it><space><FILENAME><space><EXTENSION>

==================== check_it.bat ==========================
find /v /n "" %1.%2 > %1-%2_num.txt
copy %1.%2 oldver.htm

tidy.exe -f %1-%2_notes.txt -modify %1.%2

copy %1.%2 new_%1.%2
copy oldver.htm %1.%2
del oldver.htm

===================== comments =============================
To run this as you would need of course "TIDY.EXE"
also the file to be checked, it might be "NEW.HTML"

To make the batch files you would need to make two text files with "note
pad" copy & paste
the text given above save the work and change the file name to the two batch
file names given.

Edit the RUN_TIDY batch file and replace "fileName" with the name of your
file  like NEW
( you might also have to change HTML to HTM )

Click onto the file "RUN_TIDY.BAT"

"RUN_TIDY.BAT will run the batch file "CHECK_IT.BAT"
from the text given it will make %1= fileName and %2=HTML

As it is running "CHECK_IT.BAT"
A file called "fileName-html_num.txt"
Then it copies "fileName.html" to "oldver.htm"
Then it runs tidy
& makes notes to file called "fileName-html_notes.txt"
& fixes errors and modifies "fileName.html"
Then it copies you modified version to "new_fileName.html"
Then it copies your original html file back to your original "fileName.html"
Then it deletes the file it made called "oldver.htm"

The reason it makes a text file with numbered lines is if you are a computer
that does not have a HTML editor.

======================== Question =============================
Is there some other and better way maybe with click-on style "buttons"  to
change TIDY options easer?

It would be great if TIDY printed to file the whole line that had any errors
on it,

From Eric
Received on Saturday, 11 March 2000 21:05:17 UTC

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