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Re: HTML tidy and Win 2000

From: Larry W. Virden <lvirden@cas.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 06:15:47 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20010721061547.AAB5118@cas.org>
To: html-tidy@w3.org

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

> * hannah nichols wrote:
> >I've tried based on the instructions on the wc3 page. 
> >but it just sits there, doing nothing!
> Hm, I guess you simply clicked on tidy.exe in the windows explorer. Tidy
> is a command line utility, you have to supply command line arguments if
> you want tidy to do something. Tidy is not just sitting there and does
> nothin, it waits for input from stdin. Try open a DOS-Box (or whatever
> it is called in US-English Windows 2000 Envoirements) and type e.g.
>   C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP> c:\tidy\tidy.exe -h

I suspect that instructions more along these lines - including how
to find 'a dos-box' , etc. would be helpful since many Windows
apps are strictly gui based.

I wonder if there is a way to set up tidy.exe so that it automatically
starts a dos window and then runs.  If someone then somehow (don't
know enough windows to supply the missing details here) tells
windows to run tidy with a specific html file, it would produce
output in said window.  Unfortunately, not a lot to be done
about tidy with no arguments producing no output as long as
it is going to be set up to read stdin for data ... unless
someone adds a 'timeout' for initial input on the windows
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