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Re: Is there any way to get TIDY to recursively tidy up a tree of fil es?

From: Sebastian Lange <lange@cyperfection.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 10:38:57 +0200
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It is, indeed, not trivial...
As a first approach, I would try the following:

The freshly tidied HTML file would have to be processed once more by a perl 
script, which in a first step would have to turn the class definitions into 
unique definitions (I believe that tidy names classes like "c1", "c2" etc, 
thus "c1" may be a different definition for one document than for another), 
adjust the class attributes throughout the document accordingly, write the 
modified style definitions into the wanted external CSS document and 
replace the <STYLE></STYLE> with the appropriate <LINK REL="...">.

This should work, but the resulting CSS Document will be fairly large and 
quite ugly.

Second idea then would be to reduce redundancy by checking first whether a 
class definition already exists before adding it to the CSS document...

A well, Mr. Rzepa, a paid two weeks vacation in London does sound 
tempting... maybe my employer would even let me go... ;-)


PS: did I make any sense at all?

At 09:04 13.07.2000 +0100, Rzepa, Henry wrote:
> >At 20:14 12.07.2000 -0700, RickR@biztro.com wrote:
> >>
> >
> >... well, he wrote nothing... ;-) but his question was: Is there any way 
> to get TIDY to recursively tidy up a tree of files?
>We adopted a rather different approach, using a robot rather than a 
>directory tree.
>This involved using htdig (www.htdig.org) to create a  URL list, and then 
>passed this
>list to htdig using  JTidy as an external parser. It allows us to call 
>other parsers for
>non HTML files transcluded in the HTML via <a>, <embed>, <img>, <applet>
>Can I repeat a question I posed to the list (with no response; perhaps 
>none exists).
>If one does use Tidy recursively,enforcing the cleaning up of tags to 
>use  CSS,
>how might one go about recursively uniquifying the resulting multiple 
>stylesheets into
>a single one applicable to the entire document tree?  Its non trivial,
>and I was wondering if anyone knew of a product, opensource or commercial
>that might undertake this?  Is there perhaps another list this question 
>might be
>posed to?
>Henry Rzepa. +44 (0)20 7594 5774 (Office) +44 (0)20 7594 5804 (Fax)
>Dept. Chemistry, Imperial College, London, SW7  2AY, UK.

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