How to structure HTML text (tags and attributes) for processing in LiveCode?

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Sun Jun 12 12:44:39 CDT 2011


Thanks Colin. Actually, I think this is the same Tidy project as I reached in my recent thread about my quest to get TextWrangler to soft-wrap HTML text files by tags and attributes (still can't get the syntax quite right).

I hadn't thought of trying to access it direct from LiveCode though. The plumbing of that is beyond my capabilities at the moment but it's maybe something to put on the back-burner as a project to learn about externals when I get a free month or two! ;-)

BTW nice presentation last night and really hit the spot with part of my current project - I just wish my neighbourhood didn't all hit the 'net on wet Saturday evenings and block me streaming www.livecode.tv!
Best,
Keith..  
   
On 12 Jun 2011, at 15:56, Colin Holgate wrote:

> Not sure how my other reply ended up on the wrong thread! Take two...
> 
> Here is a different approach:
> 
> If your source is XHTML you can treat it as XML, and go through nodes that way. If it's not XHTML, look at this tool:
> 
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tiptidy/index.html
> 
> You might be able to command-line make HTML be more friendly, then treat it as XML once you've tidied it up.




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