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Config file suggestion (fwd)

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:40:50 +0100 (BST)
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0204091340370.10049-100000@hazel>
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Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 10:23:43 -0500
From: Dale Chatham <dale@chatham.org>
To: dsr@w3.org
Subject: Config file suggestion

On the UNIX side, I think you should consider default locations for 
configuration files.  I would think that all of the following should be 
searched, with the first hit of a confirmed file specifying the file:

`pwd`/tidyrc
`pwd`/.tidyrc
Environmnet variable
~/.tidyrc
~/etc/tidyrc
/etc/tidyrc

This conforms to UNIX conventions and would allow various levels of 
standards for the way HTML should look.

I am going to try to implement this and if I get to it before you do, 
I'll send the patch file.  however, it looks like tidy.c determines 
where to look and the actual looking is done in config.c.  I suspect 
that since there is now some checking to be done and a miss doesn't mean 
no config file (it could be in the third place to look), that the 
functions will have to be put in one place with a loop.

Best regards,

Dale Chatham
Received on Tuesday, 9 April 2002 08:40:55 GMT

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