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tidy:HTML Syntax Checker
Tidy has just recently
been ported for the Zaurus early Sharp ROMs. I know for sure
that it works on ROMs 2.38 and 3.10. Links for some other Zaurus ROM versions are listed below as well.
Tidy is a lot easier for me to use than the online
validator services. It can generate a corrected markup,
but I prefer simply using it's error listing to
tell me what pieces of code need correction.
However, I am sorry to have to comment that the
HTML Tidy for Linux released on 1 September 2005 which I am using on my Zaurus fails to detect missing character set declaration. So, once you find that a page seems to have no errors when you run it through your local version of
Tidy, unless you have a more recent version that has fixed this, I recommend you also run your html page through the validator at http://validator.w3.org.
With that caveat, I still must say I much prefer running
for initial html syntax checking, as it is so much quicker and easier to do on my Zaurus.
Tidy's home page is at:
Great information explaining what
tidy does and
how it works can be found at:
Tidy for the Zaurus Collie ROMs 2.38 and 3.10, which also works on Tosa ROM 1.12, is available at:
tidy is on the feed at:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/pdaxrom/download/contrib/desertrat/ Download IPK
The output from
tidy can be unwieldy to work with because of the Zaurus' small screen,
so I wrote a script that gives me just the error listing, with no additional information.
The current version of my tidy.sh script can be
Revised October 6, 2011