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Re: [Tidy-dev] Re: Instructions for windows users?

From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 11:40:48 -0400
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To: Cory Nelson <phrosty@gmail.com>
Cc: Arno Wouters <arno.wouters@knoware.nl>, html-tidy@w3.org, tidy-develop@lists.sourceforge.net, dsr@w3.org

Excellent points, to which I usually respond:

Dave's Original: http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/
Tidy Doc Links:  http://tidy.sourceforge.net/#docs
Getting Started: http://tidy.sourceforge.net/docs/faq.html#what-now

Seriously, though, I have never seen fit to replace Dave's excellent 
exposition on how to run Tidy (link above).  It is aimed directly at HTML 
developers.  Imo, it is the best place to get started.


At 04:53 AM 7/9/2004 -0700, Cory Nelson wrote:
>Get the exe, copy it to your windows directory (or somewhere in your path).
>Open up a command prompt (start->run->cmd.exe) and run "tidy -h".
>The official tidy web page is excellent for programmers but not very
>friendly when it comes to html developers.  Considering 78% of the
>people visiting my binaries page get the EXE, I think it's high time
>for some redesigning.
>I can't change the official site but in the next few days I'll make my
>binaries page (above URL) friendlier to non-programmers.
>On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 11:52:05 +0200, Arno Wouters <arno.wouters@knoware.nl> 
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am a simple windows user who has to maintain some web pages and
> > wants to use tidy to clean up the html produced by Word.  I happen to
> > recall that an installer could be downloaded from
> > <http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/>. Currently there is no
> > installer on that page. Instead I was referred to
> > <http://tidy.sourceforge.net/>. OOPS. That was a surprise! But not a
> > nice one. I don't understand a word of that kind of talk about
> > executable binaries, hash sums, compile farm executables, cvs
> > sources,  hash table versions, libary wrappers and so on. I have no
> > idea what to download and how to install it. Please could you either
> > provide a simple windows installer or clear instructions in plain
> > English about what to download and how to install it. Thanks!
> >
> > Arno
> >
> >
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