View Full Version : cleaning HTML

09-26-2004, 10:06 AM
I have tried Tidy to clean HTML pages but I cannot use it .. impossible to understand how it works

do you know a good normal (not exotic) HTML code cleaner ?

I have many tags as
<img border=0 width=14> not quoted at all
I want to get a valid xhtml or at least a clean quoted code

thank you

09-26-2004, 01:06 PM
I don't understand how the Windows version works, but the Mac OS X one is so easy to use, however, you may find this online implementation useful: http://infohound.net/tidy/

09-26-2004, 02:02 PM
did you try the windows version ??
I get only a dos window !

thank you for the link

09-26-2004, 02:42 PM
Nothing better than Notepad (or other text editor preferrably with syntax highlighting) combined with the knowledge of what proper HTML is.

09-26-2004, 02:50 PM
too long with notepad !
I have not done the website .. I am trying Tidy on line it works

and editplus is much more better than notepad

03-15-2005, 09:28 PM
does anyone know if a normal version of tidy is avalaible for windows

i am turning in tidy's website without finding it

03-15-2005, 11:50 PM
Go to:

Bradsoft.com (http://bradsoft.com/topstyle/index.asp)

Download and install either the Demo Verison or the "Free" version (Lite) of Top Style 3.10.

It has a nice Tidy GUI and is fully configurable. You can run your files through Tidy by opening them in TS. Check the help file for instructions on using it.

It's a great CSS/xhtml/html editor in it's own right. :)


03-16-2005, 06:44 AM
thank you Daf :-)

and do you know if a Tody Plugin exist too for dreamweaver ?

03-16-2005, 06:56 AM
and I get all the time from designers html pages with an horrible code

do you know if Tidy can change this kind of tags

<table width="730" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<font size= ...


<table style="width:730px;height:100%; ........">

or even better

<table class="class2">

and adding the style in the head of the document

such a tool will be usefull

03-16-2005, 01:06 PM
I would like such a tool as well! ;)

03-16-2005, 01:30 PM
but i am really surprised of Topstyle + tidy they nearlly do it !! a big part of html is clean

i think it will come my first tool for html and css

03-16-2005, 01:59 PM
Top Style is a very nice tool for hand coders. :)

Answers to your previous questions ... I don't beleive that Tidy has a DW plugin version - but I'm not sure.

No - Tidy will not reformat the styles or export them to an external style sheet.


03-16-2005, 03:04 PM
but with topstyle from an html full of mixed code you get a good part in style head and that's allready great

those designers are producing such an horrible code :-))