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UEStudio integrated development environment tour: HTML validation

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UEStudio tour: HTML validation

UEStudio offers two powerful integrated methods of HTML Validation: HTML Tidy and CSE HTML Validator.

HTML Tidy is an excellent utility that formats, checks and tidies up HTML code. HTML Tidy was developed by Dave Raggett and has been integrated into UEStudio. More information on HTML Tidy may be found at: tidy.sourceforge.net.

HTML Tidy may be invoked by pressing the HTML Tidy button in the Tools toolbar or from the format menu, which will present the HTML Tidy dialog:

Define HTML Tidy config file

You may even choose to define your own config file. To define a new config file, type the path to the file in the configuration text field or press the "..." button to browse to the file you wish to use. Pressing the return button on the keyboard will save the specified path. Pressing the options button will present the HTML Tidy options dialog.

HTML Tidy options

When HTML Tidy is run from the format menu or by pressing the parse button in the HTML Tidy dialog, the active document will be saved and HTML Tidy will parse the file. The output window will be used to display any errors or warnings that are found. Double clicking on line with the error or warning in the output window will position the cursor to the appropriate line in the file.

If generate "tidy" document is selected in the HTML Tidy dialog, HTML Tidy will generate a corrected version of the active file and UEStudio will display this in a new file/window titled "** HTML Tidy Output **". If this is not selected the active file will be overwritten with modifications made according to the configuration options.

CSE HTML Validator
CSE HTML Validator is an excellent utility that validates HTML, XML and other files. UEStudio provides integration of the validator such that it may be run directly from UEStudio and it's output will be captured and shown on the output window.

To make use of this feature, the validator must be installed on your system. All support and information regarding the use of the validator must be directly from the developers of CSE HTML Validator.

For further details, see:


UEStudio provides menu items to set up the configuration, options, and job types for the validator but does not determine how these are used by the validator.

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