I've gone down (hopefully the correct) route of breaking up my layout(s) into common/generic elements such as the html head etc, but when the page renders there is no consistency in indenting - it's all over the place (I've de-tabbed everything with the same result). Is there a standard/existing way of pretty-printing output? I've searched without any real joy, only a brief mention of 'pp' which I don't know how to use in this context (or even if it's correct). I'm utilising partials... my bad? thanks in advance for any tips/solution
on 2006-03-19 03:36
on 2006-03-19 04:12
Alas Scott, html output seems to get no respect in the rails world... The books, the tutorials, the apidocs... nothing ever says what specific html the magic rails incantations will produce. And what it produced is thrown all willy-nilly into the page. Same thing in the java world though... no one cares about html. Sigh. Anyway, I've seen folks recommend the ruby-tidy bridge. Also I would think that if you built your pages with Builder (as xhtml docs), that would probably create a pretty-printed dump. Good luck, b http://tidy.rubyforge.org/ http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/Builder/XmlMarkup.html
on 2006-03-19 04:24
Cheers Ben, I just thought I was missing something obvious - although I guess Builder could be called that! - "just output xml and stop mincing about already!!!" I _had_ overlooked one rhtml file's tabs though so at least it's all coming out neatly, if not indented, now. builder test it is then, thanks again.