in reply to Question on Html Tidy

Actually, tidy can do this for you. Check the manpage and look for the new-*-tags config options. Basically, you create a config file containing a line like:

new-empty-tags: tmpl_var
And run tidy with the -config option pointing at that config file. I think tidy will report these as warnings, but it will still clean up the file for you.

Also, tidy knows about ASP style tags (<% ... %>) so those who can use them have an easy out.

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