Re: HTML Guides? (Take II)

Subject: Re: HTML Guides? (Take II)
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 10:17:21 +0530

On 4/9/06, Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:
> <<Depending on the tool you use to create your HTML files you may find
> considerable bloating of the file with extraneous code (e.g. Microsoft
> Word stuffs enormous amounts of excess, useless code into HTML produced
> from it).>>
> This is certainly true, particularly for older versions of Word. But
> there are solutions. Dreamweaver does a decent job of cleaning up
> Word's HTML, Word itself has a much-improved HTML export filter in
> recent versions, and you can even write a Word macro to search for and
> replace or eliminate the most common HTML problems that Word produces.
> (In effect, you save the file as HTML, open it, run the macro, then
> save it again _as a text file_ instead of "save as HTML".)

There's also HTML Tidy ( and ) which is an Open-Source project.
>From the first link:
"Tidy can now perform wonders on HTML saved from Microsoft Word 2000!
Word bulks out HTML files with stuff for round-tripping presentation
between HTML and Word. If you are more concerned about using HTML on
the Web, check out Tidy's "Word-2000" config option! Of course Tidy
does a good job on Word'97 files as well!"


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