Re: HTML pretty-printing

Subject: Re: HTML pretty-printing
From: Brandon Ibach <bibach@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:47:18 -0500 (CDT)
Dave Raggett said:
> On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Brandon Ibach wrote:
> > Greetings, DSSSLers...
> >    I know this came up on the list recently, but I can't seem to find
> > the messages about it in the archives.  Can anyone make some
> > recommendations for a tool to pretty-up the output from Jade's SGML
> > Transformation backend, specifically HTML (ie, nice indenting of
> > structured tags, such as table stuff)?  Minimally, something to put
> > the tags back together in more traditional form.
> Have a look at HTML tidy which is designed to fix up broken
> HTML and to pretty print the results.
   Thanks, Dave.  This looks like it will be very helpful.  What I may
even do is take some pieces of it and combine it with "spam" from
James Clark's SP/Jade distribution to create a sophisticated
normalizer/pretty-printer system.  That way, I'll have full SGML/XML
validation of my document against the appropriate DTD, control over
how the markup gets transformed (for instance, I kinda like leaving
off the closing tags for my <LI> elements), and nice presentation and
indentation so the code is nice to look at.  Ah, now if I can only
find the time for such work.  *sigh*
   By the way... I don't suppose us SGML hackers could get our hands on
an early release of that Spice-based browser you're working on, eh?  :)

-Brandon :)

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