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

From: Cory Nelson <phrosty@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 17:37:27 -0700
Message-ID: <9b1d061404071017371171b362@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Cc: Arno Wouters <arno.wouters@knoware.nl>, html-tidy@w3.org, tidy-develop@lists.sourceforge.net, dsr@w3.org

I agree the original page is great for that, but I fear a lot of
people see the top link to tidy.sf.net and go there instead for the
newer versions.  And then they get lost in developer land.

I think the original could be modified/modernized into an "intro to
tidy" and have a prominent link on the main page.  "library" or
anything programming related would best be moved to a section out of
the way at the bottom.  programmers know what to look for, they will
find it.

Speaking of programmers, the Tidy API docs could also use an updating.
 Right now to get an idea of the options you can set you have to
tediously cross-reference config.c and the quick reference page.

On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 11:40:48 -0400, Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 
> hth,
> Charlie
> 
> 
> 
> 
> At 04:53 AM 7/9/2004 -0700, Cory Nelson wrote:
> >http://dev.int64.org/tidy.html
> >
> >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>
> >wrote:
> > >
> > > 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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