[ANN] RailsTidy: validates your HTML


Hello everybody,

I needed something to validates my HTML templates so I wrote a plugin
and here is its first version:

RailsTidy is a plugin for Ruby On Rails. It allows you to

* validate your rhtml templates,
* validate the html output of your functional tests,
* clean the html generated by rails.

For doing all this, it uses

* Tidy[1], the popular HTML validator and
* RubyTidy[2], Ruby bindings for Tidy.

More on the RailsTidy[3] page.

* Installation instruction, usage and so on
  are at http://www.cosinux.org/~dam/projects/rails-tidy/doc/,
* Source tree is at 

* Tarball is at

[1] http://tidy.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://rubyforge.org/projects/tidy/
[3] http://www.cosinux.org/blogs/dam/pages/rails-tidy

I’ve seen in recents posts that people where looking for something
to clean their HTML output. The plugin can do it, but this hits
quite a bit.

Hope this helps some peoples,



PS: If someone has the correct mail for the ruby tidy bindings author,
can he
send it to me ? The rubyforge adress seems to not be valid anymore.

Damien MERENNE removed_email_address@domain.invalid

Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang
is roughly equal to 1CNRhK (Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kick)


Oh, and I hope this time my server is correctly configured. There should
not be problems, but if you experiences some, please be patient.


Damien MERENNE removed_email_address@domain.invalid

Chuck Norris doesn’t churn butter.
He roundhouse kicks the cows and the butter comes straight out.


Oooh, Nice!

validating html has always been a pain because its so easy to forget to
validate the pages after you edit them, this is going to come in handy.


On 2/15/06, Damien MERENNE removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

He roundhouse kicks the cows and the butter comes straight out.

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Wow, really good idea!