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Re: Tidy and Emacs 20.4.1

From: Gary L Peskin <garyp@firstech.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 15:12:35 -0700
Message-ID: <397E10D3.1AA7A7A0@firstech.com>
To: "Klotz, Leigh" <Leigh.Klotz@pahv.xerox.com>
CC: html-tidy@w3.org
Leigh --

Isn't this what the gnu-emacs option already does?

Gary

"Klotz, Leigh" wrote:
> 
> I'm using Tidy under Emacs 20.4.1.  I'd like to use tidy with the "m-x
> compile" command, where Emacs automagically parses the output and offers a
> mouse-sensitive listing of errors and warnings; clicking on the error line
> (or typing a key sequence) tells Emacs to find the file and position the
> cursor at the point of error.  This feature already works with gcc, javac,
> etc.
> 
> There are two ways to accomplish this integration:
> (1) change emacs to know how to parse tidy's output
> (2) change tidy to output in one of the many forms Emacs already understands
> 
> I'd prefer (2) under flag control, because the feature would then be
> self-documenting in "tidy -h"
> and would not require any changes to Emacs.  Also, it's difficult to develop
> a regular expression
> matching Tidy's output because the filename does not occur in each message,
> and so a special parsing
> function would have to be written to search for the filenames.
> 
> For (2), here is the alternate format I propose for error messages:
> 
>         File "AccessRepositories.html", line 24, character 1 - Warning:
> <table> lacks "summary" attribute
> 
> The only change that cannot easily be accomplished simply by using an
> alternate message from the TidyMessages
> file is that the filename must be on each line.  I hacked this up in JTidy
> by adding a static private variable to
> Report and having JTidy use a setter function to set the value the value to
> the filename.  (In the stream case
> it hardly matters since Emacs will not be able to locate the stream anyway.)
> The use of a static variable cause problems with multi-threaded use of
> Report; a more complex alternative would be to pass a file context around to
> each call to report.
> 
> I'd be willing to provide source for this for Jtidy and help with the
> tidy.exe version as well, if it's seen as a valuable addition.
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