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Re: Tidy lib again Was: Thread safety & encodings support

From: Sebastian Lange <lange@cyperfection.de>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 09:04:12 +0200
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To: "Reitzel, Charlie" <CReitzel@arrakisplanet.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Hello Charlie,

I'd be willing to contribute whatever I can, but I have to say that my 
knowledge of C is (at the best) quite rusty... (which does not mean that I 
couldn't contribute by pointing out bugs or giving smartarse remarks ;-))

So count me in... we'll see what I can do.


PS: I use Tidy online to real-time clean up HTML input to my chat and some 
other applications (including a content management system) as well as 
offline to clean up HTML documents written by my colleagues, for example 
with Macromedia's Dreamweaver.

At 12:40 18.05.2001 -0400, Reitzel, Charlie wrote:
>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

Sebastian Lange
Maybe the first chat site that validates as HTML
4.0 even though user input may contain HTML codes.

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