HTML Tidy Legacy Website
Welcome to the HTML Tidy Legacy Website! We at HTACG are trying hard to keep this site up to date, but you’ll certainly find newer information about HTML Tidy at http://www.html-tidy.org and on our newer Github repository.
HTML Tidy Project
At the current stage of HTML Tidy’s long history, current maintenance and development is provided by HTACG, which is fortunate to count among its members some of the very earliest contributors to HTML Tidy.
We continue to have two primary goals. First, to provide a home where all the patches and fixes that folks contribute can be collected and incorporated into the program. Second, a library form of Tidy has been created to make it easier to incorporate Tidy into other software.
Table of Contents
- Get Tidy
- Executable binaries
- Source code
- Test cases
- Historical Tidy
Also consider checking your package manager for a recent version of Tidy!
- 4 September 2015
HTACG are proud to announce the first major release of HTML Tidy in years. Tidy version 5.0.0 is stable, ready for mass adoption, and finally officially supports modern HTML5.
- 16 January 2015
The HTML Tidy Advocacy Community Group (HTACG) was founded as an official W3.org community group for the purpose of assuming responsibility for HTML Tidy, and the W3 transferred their repository to HTACG today.
- 18 June 2008
The configuration option
anchor-as-namehas been added.
- 13 August 2007
The configuration option
merge-spanshas been added.
- 14 June 2007
- 26 February 2007
The executables built by the sourceforge compile farm are not provided anymore. Likewise for the annotated source code by LXR. A reference to Dirk Paehl's Windows build has been added.
- 11 February 2007
The configuration option
preserve-entitieshas been added.
- 23 January 2007
With the current version of tidy, LibTidyusers using
tidyBufferneed to recompile their code. From tidy dated "23 January 2007", source compatibility should work although explicitly calling
tidyBufInitis recommended (see
tidy/include/tidy.hfor an example).
- 30 December 2006
.deffile is now provided in the distribution. All internal symbols are now mangled. These should simplify the use of LibTidy.
- 29 December 2006
From tidy dated "29 December 2006", new APIs are available to use user-defined allocators. The interface of
- 12 October 2006
From tidy dated "12 October 2006", tidy uses memory mapped i/o by default.
- 14 February 2006
From tidy dated "14 February 2006", ports on Windows 64 should work out-of-the-box.
- 20 January 2006
The automated build is currently broken. The latest source can be obtained from our repository.
- 11 November 2005
From tidy dated "11 November 2005", hash lookup is used by default. This can be disabled at build time. Please report any bug. Tidy should handle large documents faster.
- October 2005
Terry Teague who co-maintained tidy since 2001 died. Terry was instrumental in keeping tidy going and will be missed.
- 21 July 2005
The man page is now available (formatted using groff -Thtml -mandoc).
- 14 June 2005
The quick reference card and the man page are now automatically generated as part of the build process using the LibTidy APIs. Use make doc to generate them.
- 21 November 2004
The source code is now searchable and cross-referenced using LXR.
2015-November: No, it’s not.
- 18 September 2004
Added Checked by Tidy icon (courtesy of Marc Gueury).
- 1 August 2004
Automatic updates of the source, documentation, and SourceForge compile farm machine builds to this web site are temporarily disabled, due to SourceForge removing support for the cron jobs that automate this process.
Please bear with us during this period - manual updates may be made on an ad-hoc basis; source is always available through our repository.
- 5 July 2004
Updated the list of available SourceForge compile farm machine builds.
- 26 June 2004
Updated some links to third-party products.
Also, try the
-help-config command line option to get a
brief listing of Tidy configuration options. Try
-show-config to get a listing of all options in effect.
For information on getting support for HTML Tidy, please see the FAQ.
We offer binaries for tagged releases for various operating systems. Please have a look at our binaries website.
Also consider whether your operating system’s package manager (e.g., dselect, apt, fink, brew, macports, etc.) has an easy-to-install package for you.
HTML Tidy, including both LibTidy and the command line utility, uses an MIT-like license. This license allows you to do almost anything with the code, except to represent your changes as coming from the W3C. For details, read the license.
The LibTidy source code is the main branch of our repository.
The test suite can be found in the
test directory in the
The original, official release of Tidy for Windows is still available. Released by Dave Ragget on 04 August 2000, you can download it right here.