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for Mac OS
04 Jan 2004 : A new version of BBTidy that supports text with multi-byte characters and BBEdit v7.x is now available.
14 Dec 2003 : The FTP site is temporarily unavailable.
17 Aug 2003 : Finally, an updated version of MacTidy (only), that fixes a number of bugs and adds new features. New versions of the other Tidy for Mac OS products will be coming in the future.
17 Feb 2002 : The Tidy project is now hosted on SourceForge. Many bugs have been fixed, and several new features have been added to the base Tidy source code. New versions of Tidy for Mac OS will be available sometime in the future - please keep checking here for announcements. Alternative download links are now available. My EMail address has changed again - please see below for the new address.
When editing HTML it's easy to make mistakes. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a simple way to fix these mistakes automatically and tidy up sloppy editing into nicely laid out markup? Well now there is! Tidy for Mac OS is designed for doing just that. Tidy for Mac OS checks and corrects HTML and XML to make it compliant with the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) HTML standards.
Tidy for Mac OS also works great on the atrociously hard to read markup generated by specialized HTML editors and conversion tools, and can help you identify where you need to pay further attention on making your pages more accessible to people with disabilities.
Tidy for Mac OS is able to fix up a wide range of problems and to bring to your attention things that you need to work on yourself. Each item found is listed with the line number and column so that you can see where the problem lies in your markup. Tidy for Mac OS won't generate a cleaned up version when there are problems that it can't be sure of how to handle. These are logged as "errors" rather than "warnings".
Tidy for Mac OS corrects the markup in a way that matches where possible the observed rendering in popular browsers from Netscape and Microsoft.
Tidy for Mac OS is based on the freely available Tidy program by Dave Raggett. Tidy for Mac OS performs in a compatible way to the standard command line driven Tidy, but has a graphical user interface (GUI), and takes advantage of Mac OS features. Several different versions of Tidy for Mac OS are available, depending on your environment and needs.
Tidy was originally written by Dave Raggett, and is now maintained by a group of developers as an open source project on SourceForge. Tidy is freely available for a number of platforms.
The original source is Copyright © 1988-2004 W3C.
Several different versions of Tidy for Mac OS are available :
Any Macintosh (except Macintosh 128K, Macintosh 512Ke, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE, Macintosh Portable, PowerBook 100, Macintosh Classic) running System 7.0 or later (debug versions may require System 7.5 or later). A/UX is also supported.
The "Carbon" versions of MacTidy and BBTidy require Mac OS 8.1 + CarbonLib 1.0.2 or later (Mac OS 8.6 + CarbonLib 1.1 or later), or Mac OS X. At the time of writing, Apple Computer Inc. has made v1.0.4, v1.2.5, v1.3.1, v1.6 of CarbonLib publically available to end-users; other versions are available to members of the Apple Developer Connection.
Disk space required is less than 1 MB; available free memory required is approximately 2 MB minimum, more memory is recommended.
Files are stored as StuffIt (.sit) binary files, not MacBinary (.bin), and not BinHex (.hqx). You may require an appropriate FTP client and/or settings.
The ".mac" (or iDisk Public Folder for user "teague") web site appears to have more reliable file transfers.
There is not a direct download link to the file on the iDisk - look in the "2. Tidy" folder.
The FTP site is temporarily unavailable using FTP, but can be accessed via the AppleTalk Filing Protocol (AFP) - i.e. AppleShare.
The FTP (and web) server operated by TopSoft, Inc. runs on a Power Macintosh G3 with a high bandwidth connection to the Internet. The server runs AppleShare IP, so if you are a Macintosh user with an AppleShare client (Chooser) of v3.7.x and later (Mac OS 7.6.x and later), you can mount the FTP site directly in Finder with Chooser (ftp.topsoft.org).
04 Jan 04 :
While there may be bugs in Tidy for Mac OS, specific to the Mac OS platform, there are known bugs that affect the base Tidy code on all platforms. Generally these bugs won't be fixed in the Mac OS specific versions until the next release of the base Tidy source code.
Many of these known bugs only occur in esoteric HTML, and you shouldn't be too concerned.
For a list of known bugs in Tidy for Mac OS, visit the known bugs page.
For a comprehensive list of all known bugs in Tidy for all platforms, visit the Tidy project bug tracker on SourceForge or the "html-tidy" mailing list archive and "tidy-develop" mailing list archive pages.
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