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Re: A question of style?!

From: Sebastian Lange <lange@cyperfection.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 14:40:16 +0200
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To: html-tidy@w3.org
I basically do the same trick, define a couple PHP variables, include a 
header file, then comes the page content, and then I include a footer file.

For the content cleaning, I added the option "body-only" to my online 
version of tidy [http://www.sl-chat.de/Tidy/?body-only=yes]... and then I 
let some lower charges copy and paste the text into tidy and from there 
into my template files... ;-)


At 23:50 03.09.2000 +0200, Stephan Engelke wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>currently I am in the process of restructuring a Web-site I maintain.
>While doing so I will be switching from HTML 4 to XHTML 1 and I hope
>to use tidy to do some cleaning for me.
>I'd like to generate the header information along with the title tag
>and the DTD-lines as well as the footer (including the </body> and
></html> tag automatically through PHP scripts.  Whenever I run tidy on
>the source of such a document, it complains (quite correctly) about
>missing tags and DTD-lines.
>I'd like to do as much as possible automatically to facilitate later
>My ideal would be something like this:
>--- top of file ---
>   include  ("common.php3");
>   mkheader ("Page title and <h1>-tag contents", "menu specifier");
>(some text)
><?php mkfooter(); ?>
>--- end of file ---
>I don't really like the idea of having to display a file, save it, run
>tidy on it and then check for the problems in the source file. This
>would be way to cumbersome to be productive in any way.
>I am wondering what other people on this list do about this?  Are
>there any reasons not to use the way of automatisation I described
>I noticed some questions regarding this but I have not seen any
>Thanks in advance -- Stephan
>Stephan Engelke                                                engelke@gmx.net
>        *** "He's dead, Jim. You grab his wallet, I'll grab his 
> tricorder." ***

Sebastian Lange
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