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Need help controlling output #894

designosis opened this issue Sep 15, 2020 · 2 comments

Need help controlling output #894

designosis opened this issue Sep 15, 2020 · 2 comments


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For a while, running tidy -i -m -q -w 0 -ashtml -utf8 filename.html was outputting exactly how I wanted.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col1">Column 1</div>
            <div class="col2">Column 2</div>

Wanting to improve my workflow, I added the following to my ~/.tidyrc:

indent: yes
indent-spaces: 4
tidy-mark: no
wrap: 0
quiet: yes

However tidy began adding newlines after <div class="url"> and any content in the <div>.

            <div class="col1">
                Column 1

Now, no matter what I try (even removing .tidyrc) I can't seem to get that functionality back. Did I hallucinate that it did this before? I really prefer content within tags to remain on the same line.

What combination of .tidyrc parameters and command-line flags allows this to happen?

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@neokio I am not sure what version of tidy you are running, but maybe it does not matter...

For a while, running tidy -i ... was outputting exactly how I wanted.

HUH! I do not think that is possible... the sample shown can NOT be from tidy...

Tidy has NEVER not added newlines for each div/text tag... if indent is ON in the config...

In other words, Tidy has ALWAYS made a div with text into 3 lines, if -i is specified... back to the first tidy release, Aug, 2000...

Without indent specified, simple wrap width will come into play...

So, yes, you did hallucinate that it did this before? ;=))

Look forward to further feedback, or perhaps this issue closed... thanks...

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Thanks for the response! And for diagnosing my schizophrenia :)
I must have omitted the -i flag, seen output I wanted, then re-added it while trying to be clever with other stuff. Pity there's no way to indent tags without splitting out content onto a new line!

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