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John R. McPherson jrm21@c...
Mon Mar 17 11:51:57 NZST 2003

> Oliver Jones wrote:
> Any software that requires root privileges to run should be avoided like the
> plague.
> Now I take it that you're talking about CoffeeCup Software's CoffeeHTML
> product.  If you downloaded it from CoffeeCup's website,
>, then it should have come with an install script
> (Coffee_install).  If you run this as a user and accept the defaults it
> installs into $HOME/CoffeeCup.Software/.  I had no problems running this as
> a non-root user.
> However the app looked awful.  Truly pathetic in fact.
> If you can't live without a simple HTML editor, you'd be better off with
> BlueFish (
> Though, IMHO the only HTML editor worth a damn is DreamWeaver.  And even
> that produces pretty crap HTML.  Though maybe DreamWeaver MX is better now.
> But then DreamWeaver is a Windows/MacOS app so unless you use VMWare or Wine
> you're not going to get that to work under linux.

Speaking of awful html, anyone whose occupation requires them to look
after other people's awful html should look at Htmltidy -

It can output standard html or xhtml, closes all your open tags,
fixes nesting problems, cleans up html produced by MS office,
prints warnings where it can't unambigiously fix it, etc....


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