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Re: Tidy bug report (fwd)

From: Klaus Johannes Rusch <KlausRusch@atmedia.net>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:24:45 +0000
Message-ID: <3CED09BD.E8940D7B@atmedia.net>
To: Dave Goodall <dgoodall@insweb.com>
CC: html-tidy@w3.org
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------

Dave

which version of tidy do you use? You can get the latest build at
http://tidy.sf.net, please include the version number when reporting an
error (see the FAQs at http://tidy.sourceforge.net/docs/faq.html for
details).

>   I hope these comments will helpt to improve it:
> 
>    Running out-of-the-box on a vanilla NT platform
> 
>    1. tidy -f errs.txt index.html  outputs a 0 size errs.txt file

This only writes errors and warnings to the file, so if the input file
is in good shape, errs.txt will be empty (which allows for convenient
checking of the tidy result, something like if test -z errs.txt ...)

>    2. with the otherwise vanilla example cfg file supplemented wit an
> error-file option:
>        // Tidy Config file
>       error-file: errs.txt
>       indent: auto
>       indent-spaces: 2
>       yadda yadda ....
> 
>       tidy index.html still puts out an 0 byte errs.txt file

Same here.

>    3. The 2>&1 trick does NOT work to re-direct output.
>        I finally used a wrapper program i wrote to launch tidy under it and
>        catch and re-direct it's output.

tidy index.html 2>&1 >nul   prints the messages to stdout, and discards
the file output.
tidy index.htlm 2>&1 >file  prints the messages to stdout, and the file
output to file.

What behaviour do you see from tidy?


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Klaus Johannes Rusch
KlausRusch@atmedia.net
http://www.atmedia.net/KlausRusch/
Received on Thursday, 23 May 2002 11:26:16 GMT

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