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Clean Up Your Pages Automatically

BBEdit has two tools for cleaning up HTML: Format and Tidy. Format is more about appearance, while Tidy uses third-party open-source code to turn HTML dreck into spic-and-span code. And, at the end of this topic, I discuss using the Format command to Clean Up CSS.

Format

The first step in cleaning up a Web page is to format the code in such a way that it’s easily readable or useful in some other way. BBEdit’s Format command adds tabs and extra lines to the non-text part of an HTML file to break up the code; it can also clean up inside HTML tags. It’s not an all-or-nothing deal, though, and you can choose among a number of formatting modes. By default, Format works on the entire document, but you can restrict its scope by selecting text first.


  

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