At 1:24 AM +1000 4/8/05, David Lee wrote:
So in a weird way, it has been very freeing to target TM's HTML output! Yes, it has its own set of annoyances, but at least I don't have to check if it looks right in IE or Opera...
I think (?) you were saying you use TM instead of a browser to check your HTML code. I set up the following Command because i couldn't find one 'built-in', in an attempt to mimic your workflow:
save: nothing command: cat input: entire document (or selected text, according to taste) output: show as html activation: ctrl-alt-cmd + r
this pops the selection up in a window within TM, rendered as HTML. It works fine.
My question is whether this was a built-in command i missed in the menus, or your own invention ...
Ah, let me (1) answer your question first and then (2) clarify my workflow.
1. Window/Show Web Preview will make you happy. Indeed, TM has a zillion nifty features of which I know about 25%. Like that recent ctrl-space thing was real news to me.
2. I do use TM to preview my HTML as I write, but I use a command to HTML Tidy before actually firing it off. I just checked those commands into the svn HTML bundle. Notice that the Tidy command dumps errors into its output, so you should use the Tidy Error Display command first. Also, it assumes the tidy binary exists and lives at ~/bin/tidy. You can change that to suit yourself.
But my point about targeting TM's HTML output was in the narrow context of writing TM command output. In the actual outside world of HTML, I unfortunately preview on the obnoxious array of rendering engines even after I validate (IE 5,6,7, I'm looking at you!).