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tidy for HTML5

Filed under: Fedora — Thomas @ 11:05 pm

2012-11-11
11:05 pm

For a website for work, I wanted to make sure the web guy writes valid HTML code.

I found a validation middleware for Django, which uses tidy.

But the website is in HTML5, so the normal tidy doesn’t validate it properly.

Luckily, there’s tidy-html5, a fork of tidy for html5, and it’s a drop-in replacement for tidy – to the point where it even works with python-tidy.

So I packaged it up for Fedora 16/17 and put it in my package repository.

The package conflicts with the tidy packages; I’m not sure if I should set it to Obsoletes: the tidy package instead, and I don’t know if validates non-HTML5 the same way tidy does.

If anyone uses tidy regularly, give me some feedback. If anyone wants to take this into Fedora proper, let me know.

2 Comments »

  1. And the bug# is? I mean really, instead of hoping that the maintainer of tidy will read your blogpost, wouldn’t it be easier just to file a bug?

    Comment by MatÄ›j Cepl — 2012-11-12 @ 10:46 am

  2. I don’t know, is there a bug? What should I be filing a bug about?

    Comment by Thomas — 2012-11-12 @ 11:17 am

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