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Tidy lib again Was: Thread safety & encodings support

From: Reitzel, Charlie <CReitzel@arrakisplanet.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 12:40:34 -0400
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To: "'Valeri.Atamaniouk@nokia.com'" <Valeri.Atamaniouk@nokia.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org, "'Aaron Chan'" <aliceyeung@ozemail.com>, "'Richard A. O'Keefe'" <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>, "'ablavier@wanadoo.fr'" <ablavier@wanadoo.fr>, "'ac.quick@sympatico.ca'" <ac.quick@sympatico.ca>, "'dforcier@macromedia.com'" <dforcier@macromedia.com>, "'info@sl-chat.de'" <info@sl-chat.de>, "'derhoermi@gmx.net'" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "'teague@mailandnews.com'" <teague@mailandnews.com>
There has been some discussion of setting up a source forge project for Tidy
and refactoring it as a linked lib w/ a command line driver.   We have yet
to hear back from Dave Raggett or anyone else at the w3c about the idea.  I
think it is time to "just do it".

A few folks who have expressed interest and, more important, willingness to
help.  Your suggestions indicate you have a similar interest.  Can we
include you?

I haven't set up a Source Forge project before.  Anyone else have experience
w/ this?  I think it would be the appropriate forum to compile bug/patch
lists and host detailed design discussions.

Of course each of us will have his or her own pet priorities (I know I do).
So I think we'll need to build some consensus on the overall project
approach first and then we can discuss software specifics.  Before moving
ahead on code, we should report back to this list and collect feedback.

Pet priority disclosure: I want to use Tidy for HTML scraping (e.g. putting
the BODY tag into an XML element, for dynamic content reformatting).

Limited time disclaimer: we all probably have day jobs and limited time to
devote to such an undertaking.  We'll need to be careful to set reasonable
goals and schedules.  I'm thinking a basic API w/ bug fixes release could be
managed this  summer.

Who's in?

Charles Reitzel

-----Original Message-----
From: Valeri.Atamaniouk@nokia.com [mailto:Valeri.Atamaniouk@nokia.com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 3:42 AM
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Subject: Thread safety & encodings support.


I have a possibility of implementing a couple of improvements for the
current tidy release. 

First one: the tidy apparently is not thread-safe and is not usable as a
thread-safe library/component. This could be fixed.
Second one: add the more comprehensive encodings support for tidy. This task
is also quite interesting.

If someone would like to participate pls. answer. Also the web-hosting
support is required. If someone has no objections about deploying such a
modifications on his/hers web-site this would be most appreciated.

Valeri Atamaniouk
Received on Friday, 18 May 2001 12:41:23 UTC

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