suggested settings for Tidy Service?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by torndownunit, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. torndownunit macrumors regular

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    I just installed Tidy Service. The Read Me file mentions that you can make a .conf file to customize the settings. I am not very experience with Tidy. Are it's default setting fine, or are there some custom settings anyone can recommend?

    I know I should be coding properly in the first place, but tools like this help me with my learning.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    I never used it either, but maybe I wish I had when I was learning as it seems pretty cool. Of course coding without it, validating and researching/fixing errors forces one to be a better developer, but this seems a less sweaty approach! I just happen to be an advocate of trial and error and hard work and the stuff you learn really sticks that way. Old school? Yes.

    Anyway, I found this page with all the possible options and their default settings and I have no issues with any options for basic projects and newbies. It's when you get into XHTML strict that I might make a few changes, but newbies should learn transitional first.

    Hope this helps. This is purely my opinion, others might chime in with suggestions who have used it as newbies.

    -jim
     
  3. torndownunit thread starter macrumors regular

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    The main thing I would actually be using this for, and what I tracked it down for, is for when I receive sites I have to update or edit where the code is a complete mess.

    Ideally I can redo them myself, and work on my own coding skills in the process. But unfortunately I don't always get that option, and some of the sites are just a disaster. Running this on them at least allows me to read them a little better sometimes.
     
  4. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    Makes perfect sense and a great use for the app.
     

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