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Re: What do Monks Recommend For HTML Reformatters?

by tune (Curate)
on Dec 01, 2003 at 09:40 UTC ( #311200=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What do Monks Recommend For HTML Reformatters?

This topic is pretty interesting to me too. I am coding in Mason right now, and wondering if HTMLTidy will respect the Mason blocks or messing them up. Has anyone any experience with this?


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Re^2: What do Monks Recommend For HTML Reformatters?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Dec 01, 2003 at 17:28 UTC

    Depends on how Mason (which I have no idea about) handles embedding its own stuff in the markup. If it uses processing instructions (<?foo ?>) then HTMLTidy may reindent the opening part of the tag (<?foo) at will and may reindent any following lines as a block, but it won't touch the content. For the majority of languages that means there should be no change, though it might not be what you want.

    Unfortunately - and that is the one thing that annoys me about HTMLTidy -, there's no way to specify a list of candidate tags for reindenting or a list of tags not to reindent.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      Mason is having several forms to markup its own stuff. And it's pretty unique. E.g.
      % my $str = "This line is Perl until the linefeed."; # cannot contain +whitespace at the beginning!!! <%perl> my $str2 = "This is a Perl block"; </%perl> <%args> $a # this is a special block $b </%args> <h1>Hello <% $monkname %>!</h1> It is <& /lib/mason_components/weather_forecast.mas, fmt => 'Celsius' +&> celsius degrees outside!
      etc. I guess I will try to run Tidy, but not confident about it at all :-/


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