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Re: config file doesn't work.

From: Rodeo Red <rodeored@netstep.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:45:28 -0600
To: HTML Tidy Mailing List <html-tidy@w3.org>
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Dave Raggett wrote:
>
> On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Rodeo Red wrote:
>
> >
> > -- Tidy accesses my html files OK and my config file but I cannot get a
> > config file to work.
> >
> > If I use a nonexistant file for config.txt in the command it
> > gives me an error message, and rightly so. But I'm not getting
> > any error messages when I use config.txt so it seems like it
> > does find the file and use it. It just doesn't do anything.
> >
> > Any suggestions ?
> >
> >
> >
> > I use this command:
> > tidy -config config.txt book.html
> >
> >
> > This is config.txt:
> >
> >          indent: yes
> >          indent-spaces: 30
> >          wrap: 72
> >          markup: yes
> >          clean: yes
> >          output-xml: no
> >          input-xml: no
> >          show-warnings: no
> >          numeric-entities: yes
> >          quote-marks: yes
> >          quote-nbsp: yes
> >          quote-ampersand: no
> >          break-before-br: no
> >          uppercase-tags:Yes
> >          uppercase-attributes:Yes
> >          output-xhtml: yes
> >          char-encoding: latin1
> >
>
> I have no idea. The above works fine for me. I suspect that
> 30 spaces is a wee bit big for normal practice. I recommend
> using a lower case yes rather than Yes, but this shouldn't
> matter. Try downloading a more recent version of Tidy, as
> it is possible you are using a version that predates config
> files.
>
> Regards,
>
> -- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
> tel/fax: +44 122 578 3011 (or 2521) +44 385 320 444 (mobile)
> World Wide Web Consortium (on assignment from HP Labs)

--

I have the latest version, but I think I finally figured out what the
problem was. In order to get my config file to work you must have
deleted the white space before each line.

Even with just a simple one line config file, such as
"uppercase-tags:Yes", if I have one white space before the line it
accesses the config file but ignores the line. I don't get any error
messages, but nothing changes. When I delete the white space, it works
as expected. Thanks for trying it out.

Red
Received on Friday, 24 March 2000 13:15:08 GMT

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