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HTML Tidy Beta

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Checks HTML, XHTML and XML documents for common errors and suggests fixes. Also provides options for beautifying and converting code.


  • Makes it possible to test the latest beta version ("blue version") of HTML Tidy without having to replace the built-in version of HTML Tidy ("red version"). This beta version appears on the Tools tab as a blue broom icon.
  • Suggests fixes for common errors found in HTML, XHTML and XML documents.
  • Ability to read settings from a default Tidy config file.
  • Convert documents to XHTML and XML formats.
  • Upgrade FONT tags to style sheets.
  • Remove optional end tags.
  • Indent / beautify tags/attributes/content.
  • Change tags/attributes to upper/lower case.
  • Strip surplus tags in HTML documents generated using Word.
  • Check for accessibility.
  • Convert hex color values to color names.
  • Convert I and B tags to EM and STRONG tags.
  • Convert to numeric entities.
  • Ability to specify different encoding methods for input and output using a config file.
  • Wrap attribute values.
  • Provides a new plugin interface that other HTML-Kit plugins can use to build new features and services around HTML Tidy. For details on how to communicate with the HTML Tidy plugin, refer to the demoHTMLTidyData plugin in the Developer Releases section of the main plugin page [new].
  • German translation (contributed by Maggie) [v11-Aug-2004].


  • To check for common HTML coding errors, open a HTML document and click the blue broom icon on the Tools tab. The code with any fixes suggested by Tidy will appear in the Output window. Any error messages will appear in the Messages Window. Once the generated code is inspected, it can be copied back to the original file by right clicking the Output window and selecting "Copy Output to Editor".
  • To automatically read settings from a Tidy config file (instead of using the settings on the Tidy tab under Preferences), save the config file under HTML-Kit\Data\Default\ and invoke the plugin using its icon.
  • To change the language (currently supported: English and German), select "Change language" from the drop-down menu, pick the language, click the "OK" button and restart HTML-Kit.
  • For more options, click the down arrow next to the blue Tidy icon.


  • This version is designed for beta testers.

Related Tags:

  • HTML tags: General tags.
• Automated Installation:   (What's This?)To install, enter htmltidybeta in the Updates tab. Updates tab on the Actions Bar  • Manual Installation:
HTML-Kit Build 292
Download Size:
128.77 KB   (< 1 min)
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 Commonly Asked Questions

How do I install HTML Tidy Beta?

  • Download the "HTML Tidy Beta" plugin and save it to a folder of your choice (for example, c:\webfiles\). It's not necessary to manually extract the *.zip file, HTML-Kit will expand it to the proper folder during the installation.
  •  Install Plugin
    Select "Install | Install Plugin" from HTML-Kit's "Tools" menu. Point to the downloaded *.zip file and click "Open."
  • If any additional prompts appear, follow them to complete the installation.

How do I run it?

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HTML Tidy Beta's icon will appear on the "Tools" tab on HTML-Kit's Actions Bar. It can also be invoked from the "Actions | Tools" sub menu.

Whats' the quickest way to uninstall HTML Tidy Beta?

Right click the HTML Tidy Beta icon on the Actions Bar and select "Uninstall." Alternatively, the "Tools | Install | Uninstall Plugins" menu option in HTML-Kit can be used to uninstall this and other plugins.

Do I need the exact versions of software listed under the Requirements?

The versions listed are the minimum versions required by this plugin. For example, a plugin that requires HTML-Kit Build 290 will run on HTML-Kit Build 292 as well.

What's the best way to check which version of HTML-Kit I'm using?

The build number can be found on the "About" dialog, which is located on HTML-Kit's "Help" menu.
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"It is working great"- Zameer Abdulla
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