HTML Tidy 5.5.19 Options Quick Reference

Option Groups

Option Index

HTML, XHTML, XML Options
Option Type Default
add-xml-decl Boolean no
add-xml-space Boolean no
alt-text String -
anchor-as-name Boolean yes
assume-xml-procins Boolean no
bare Boolean no
clean Boolean no
coerce-endtags Boolean yes
css-prefix String -
custom-tags enum no
decorate-inferred-ul Boolean no
doctype DocType auto
drop-empty-elements Boolean yes
drop-empty-paras Boolean yes
drop-proprietary-attributes Boolean no
enclose-block-text Boolean no
enclose-text Boolean no
escape-cdata Boolean no
fix-backslash Boolean yes
fix-bad-comments Boolean yes
fix-uri Boolean yes
gdoc Boolean no
hide-comments Boolean no
indent-cdata Boolean no
input-xml Boolean no
join-classes Boolean no
join-styles Boolean yes
literal-attributes Boolean no
logical-emphasis Boolean no
lower-literals Boolean yes
merge-divs AutoBool auto
merge-emphasis Boolean yes
merge-spans AutoBool auto
ncr Boolean yes
new-blocklevel-tags Tag names -
new-empty-tags Tag names -
new-inline-tags Tag names -
new-pre-tags Tag names -
numeric-entities Boolean no
omit-optional-tags Boolean no
output-html Boolean no
output-xhtml Boolean no
output-xml Boolean no
preserve-entities Boolean no
quote-ampersand Boolean yes
quote-marks Boolean no
quote-nbsp Boolean yes
repeated-attributes enum keep-last
replace-color Boolean no
show-body-only AutoBool no
skip-nested Boolean yes
strict-tags-attributes Boolean no
uppercase-attributes Boolean no
uppercase-tags Boolean no
warn-proprietary-attributes Boolean yes
word-2000 Boolean no
Diagnostics Options
Option Type Default
accessibility-check enum 0 (Tidy Classic)
show-errors Integer 6
show-info Boolean yes
show-warnings Boolean yes
Pretty Print Options
Option Type Default
break-before-br Boolean no
escape-scripts Boolean yes
indent AutoBool no
indent-attributes Boolean no
indent-spaces Integer 2
indent-with-tabs Boolean no
markup Boolean yes
punctuation-wrap Boolean no
sort-attributes enum none
tab-size Integer 8
vertical-space AutoBool no
wrap Integer 68
wrap-asp Boolean yes
wrap-attributes Boolean no
wrap-jste Boolean yes
wrap-php Boolean yes
wrap-script-literals Boolean no
wrap-sections Boolean yes
Character Encoding Options
Option Type Default
ascii-chars Boolean no
char-encoding Encoding utf8
input-encoding Encoding utf8
newline enum LF
output-bom AutoBool auto
output-encoding Encoding utf8
Miscellaneous Options
Option Type Default
error-file String -
force-output Boolean no
gnu-emacs Boolean no
keep-time Boolean no
output-file String -
quiet Boolean no
tidy-mark Boolean yes
write-back Boolean no

Option Details

HTML, XHTML, XML Options Reference
add-xml-decl
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: char-encoding, output-encoding
This option specifies if Tidy should add the XML declaration when outputting XML or XHTML.
Note that if the input already includes an <?xml ... ?> declaration then this option will be ignored.
If the encoding for the output is different from ascii, one of the utf* encodings, or raw, then the declaration is always added as required by the XML standard.
add-xml-space
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should add xml:space="preserve" to elements such as <pre>, <style> and <script> when generating XML.
This is needed if the whitespace in such elements is to be parsed appropriately without having access to the DTD.
alt-text
Type: String
Default: -
Example -
See also:
This option specifies the default alt= text Tidy uses for <img> attributes when the alt= attribute is missing.
Use with care, as it is your responsibility to make your documents accessible to people who cannot see the images.
anchor-as-name
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option controls the deletion or addition of the name attribute in elements where it can serve as anchor.
If set to yes a name attribute, if not already existing, is added along an existing id attribute if the DTD allows it.
If set to no any existing name attribute is removed if an id attribute exists or has been added.
assume-xml-procins
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should change the parsing of processing instructions to require ?> as the terminator rather than >.
This option is automatically set if the input is in XML.
bare
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should strip Microsoft specific HTML from Word 2000 documents, and output spaces rather than non-breaking spaces where they exist in the input.
clean
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should perform cleaning of some legacy presentational tags (currently <i>, <b>, <center> when enclosed within appropriate inline tags, and <font>). If set to yes then legacy tags will be replaced with CSS <style> tags and structural markup as appropriate.
coerce-endtags
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should coerce a start tag into an end tag in cases where it looks like an end tag was probably intended; for example, given
<span>foo <b>bar<b> baz</span>
Tidy will output
<span>foo <b>bar</b> baz</span>
css-prefix
Type: String
Default: -
Example -
See also:
This option specifies the prefix that Tidy uses for styles rules.
By default, c will be used.
custom-tags
Type: enum
Default: no
Example no, blocklevel, empty, inline, pre
See also: new-blocklevel-tags, new-empty-tags, new-inline-tags, new-pre-tags
This option enables the use of tags for autonomous custom elements, e.g. <flag-icon> with Tidy. Custom tags are disabled if this value is no. Other settings - blocklevel, empty, inline, and pre will treat all detected custom tags accordingly.
The use of new-blocklevel-tags, new-empty-tags, new-inline-tags, or new-pre-tags will override the treatment of custom tags by this configuration option. This may be useful if you have different types of custom tags.
When enabled these tags are determined during the processing of your document using opening tags; matching closing tags will be recognized accordingly, and unknown closing tags will be discarded.
decorate-inferred-ul
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should decorate inferred <ul> elements with some CSS markup to avoid indentation to the right.
doctype
Type: DocType
Default: auto
Example html5, omit, auto, strict, transitional, user
See also:
This option specifies the DOCTYPE declaration generated by Tidy.
If set to omit the output won't contain a DOCTYPE declaration. Note this this also implies numeric-entities is set to yes.
If set to html5 the DOCTYPE is set to <!DOCTYPE html>.
If set to auto (the default) Tidy will use an educated guess based upon the contents of the document.
If set to strict, Tidy will set the DOCTYPE to the HTML4 or XHTML1 strict DTD.
If set to loose, the DOCTYPE is set to the HTML4 or XHTML1 loose (transitional) DTD.
Alternatively, you can supply a string for the formal public identifier (FPI).
For example:
doctype: "-//ACME//DTD HTML 3.14159//EN"
If you specify the FPI for an XHTML document, Tidy will set the system identifier to an empty string. For an HTML document, Tidy adds a system identifier only if one was already present in order to preserve the processing mode of some browsers. Tidy leaves the DOCTYPE for generic XML documents unchanged.
This option does not offer a validation of document conformance.
drop-empty-elements
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should discard empty elements.
drop-empty-paras
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should discard empty paragraphs.
drop-proprietary-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should strip out proprietary attributes, such as Microsoft data binding attributes. Additionally attributes that aren't permitted in the output version of HTML will be dropped if used with strict-tags-attributes.
enclose-block-text
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should insert a <p> element to enclose any text it finds in any element that allows mixed content for HTML transitional but not HTML strict.
enclose-text
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should enclose any text it finds in the body element within a <p> element.
This is useful when you want to take existing HTML and use it with a style sheet.
escape-cdata
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should convert <![CDATA[]]> sections to normal text.
fix-backslash
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should replace backslash characters \ in URLs with forward slashes /.
fix-bad-comments
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should replace unexpected hyphens with = characters when it comes across adjacent hyphens.
The default is yes.
This option is provided for users of Cold Fusion which uses the comment syntax: <!--- --->.
fix-uri
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should check attribute values that carry URIs for illegal characters and if such are found, escape them as HTML4 recommends.
gdoc
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should enable specific behavior for cleaning up HTML exported from Google Docs.
hide-comments
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should print out comments.
indent-cdata
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should indent <![CDATA[]]> sections.
input-xml
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should use the XML parser rather than the error correcting HTML parser.
join-classes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should combine class names to generate a single, new class name if multiple class assignments are detected on an element.
join-styles
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should combine styles to generate a single, new style if multiple style values are detected on an element.
literal-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies how Tidy deals with whitespace characters within attribute values.
If the value is no Tidy normalizes attribute values by replacing any newline or tab with a single space, and further by replacing any contiguous whitespace with a single space.
To force Tidy to preserve the original, literal values of all attributes and ensure that whitespace within attribute values is passed through unchanged, set this option to yes.
logical-emphasis
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should replace any occurrence of <i> with <em> and any occurrence of <b> with <strong>. Any attributes are preserved unchanged.
This option can be set independently of the clean option.
lower-literals
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should convert the value of an attribute that takes a list of predefined values to lower case.
This is required for XHTML documents.
merge-divs
Type: AutoBool
Default: auto
Example auto, y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: clean, merge-spans
This option can be used to modify the behavior of clean when set to yes.
This option specifies if Tidy should merge nested <div> such as <div><div>...</div></div>.
If set to auto the attributes of the inner <div> are moved to the outer one. Nested <div> with id attributes are not merged.
If set to yes the attributes of the inner <div> are discarded with the exception of class and style.
merge-emphasis
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should merge nested <b> and <i> elements; for example, for the case
<b class="rtop-2">foo <b class="r2-2">bar</b> baz</b>,
Tidy will output <b class="rtop-2">foo bar baz</b>.
merge-spans
Type: AutoBool
Default: auto
Example auto, y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: clean, merge-divs
This option can be used to modify the behavior of clean when set to yes.
This option specifies if Tidy should merge nested <span> such as <span><span>...</span></span>.
The algorithm is identical to the one used by merge-divs.
ncr
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should allow numeric character references.
new-blocklevel-tags
Type: Tag names
Default: -
Example tagX, tagY, ...
See also: new-empty-tags, new-inline-tags, new-pre-tags, custom-tags
This option specifies new block-level tags. This option takes a space or comma separated list of tag names.
Unless you declare new tags, Tidy will refuse to generate a tidied file if the input includes previously unknown tags.
Note you can't change the content model for elements such as <table>, <ul>, <ol> and <dl>.
This option is ignored in XML mode.
new-empty-tags
Type: Tag names
Default: -
Example tagX, tagY, ...
See also: new-blocklevel-tags, new-inline-tags, new-pre-tags, custom-tags
This option specifies new empty inline tags. This option takes a space or comma separated list of tag names.
Unless you declare new tags, Tidy will refuse to generate a tidied file if the input includes previously unknown tags.
Remember to also declare empty tags as either inline or blocklevel.
This option is ignored in XML mode.
new-inline-tags
Type: Tag names
Default: -
Example tagX, tagY, ...
See also: new-blocklevel-tags, new-empty-tags, new-pre-tags, custom-tags
This option specifies new non-empty inline tags. This option takes a space or comma separated list of tag names.
Unless you declare new tags, Tidy will refuse to generate a tidied file if the input includes previously unknown tags.
This option is ignored in XML mode.
new-pre-tags
Type: Tag names
Default: -
Example tagX, tagY, ...
See also: new-blocklevel-tags, new-empty-tags, new-inline-tags, custom-tags
This option specifies new tags that are to be processed in exactly the same way as HTML's <pre> element. This option takes a space or comma separated list of tag names.
Unless you declare new tags, Tidy will refuse to generate a tidied file if the input includes previously unknown tags.
Note you cannot as yet add new CDATA elements.
This option is ignored in XML mode.
numeric-entities
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: doctype, preserve-entities
This option specifies if Tidy should output entities other than the built-in HTML entities (&amp;, &lt;, &gt;, and &quot;) in the numeric rather than the named entity form.
Only entities compatible with the DOCTYPE declaration generated are used.
Entities that can be represented in the output encoding are translated correspondingly.
omit-optional-tags
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should omit optional start tags and end tags when generating output.
Setting this option causes all tags for the <html>, <head>, and <body> elements to be omitted from output, as well as such end tags as </p>, </li>, </dt>, </dd>, </option>, </tr>, </td>, and </th>.
This option is ignored for XML output.
output-html
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should generate pretty printed output, writing it as HTML.
output-xhtml
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should generate pretty printed output, writing it as extensible HTML.
This option causes Tidy to set the DOCTYPE and default namespace as appropriate to XHTML, and will use the corrected value in output regardless of other sources.
For XHTML, entities can be written as named or numeric entities according to the setting of numeric-entities.
The original case of tags and attributes will be preserved, regardless of other options.
output-xml
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should pretty print output, writing it as well-formed XML.
Any entities not defined in XML 1.0 will be written as numeric entities to allow them to be parsed by an XML parser.
The original case of tags and attributes will be preserved, regardless of other options.
preserve-entities
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should preserve well-formed entities as found in the input.
quote-ampersand
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output unadorned & characters as &amp;.
quote-marks
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output " characters as &quot; as is preferred by some editing environments.
The apostrophe character ' is written out as &#39; since many web browsers don't yet support &apos;.
quote-nbsp
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output non-breaking space characters as entities, rather than as the Unicode character value 160 (decimal).
repeated-attributes
Type: enum
Default: keep-last
Example keep-first, keep-last
See also: join-classes, join-styles
This option specifies if Tidy should keep the first or last attribute, if an attribute is repeated, e.g. has two align attributes.
replace-color
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should replace numeric values in color attributes with HTML/XHTML color names where defined, e.g. replace #ffffff with white.
show-body-only
Type: AutoBool
Default: no
Example auto, y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should print only the contents of the body tag as an HTML fragment.
If set to auto, this is performed only if the body tag has been inferred.
Useful for incorporating existing whole pages as a portion of another page.
This option has no effect if XML output is requested.
skip-nested
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies that Tidy should skip nested tags when parsing script and style data.
strict-tags-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This options ensures that tags and attributes are applicable for the version of HTML that Tidy outputs. When set to yes and the output document type is a strict doctype, then Tidy will report errors. If the output document type is a loose or transitional doctype, then Tidy will report warnings.
Additionally if drop-proprietary-attributes is enabled, then not applicable attributes will be dropped, too.
When set to no, these checks are not performed.
uppercase-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output attribute names in upper case.
The default is no, which results in lower case attribute names, except for XML input, where the original case is preserved.
uppercase-tags
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output tag names in upper case.
The default is no which results in lower case tag names, except for XML input where the original case is preserved.
warn-proprietary-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should warn on proprietary attributes.
word-2000
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should go to great pains to strip out all the surplus stuff Microsoft Word 2000 inserts when you save Word documents as "Web pages". It doesn't handle embedded images or VML.
You should consider using Word's "Save As: Web Page, Filtered".
Diagnostics Options Reference
accessibility-check
Type: enum
Default: 0 (Tidy Classic)
Example 0 (Tidy Classic), 1 (Priority 1 Checks), 2 (Priority 2 Checks), 3 (Priority 3 Checks)
See also:
This option specifies what level of accessibility checking, if any, that Tidy should perform.
Level 0 (Tidy Classic) is equivalent to Tidy Classic's accessibility checking.
For more information on Tidy's accessibility checking, visit Tidy's Accessibility Page.
show-errors
Type: Integer
Default: 6
Example 0, 1, 2, ...
See also:
This option specifies the number Tidy uses to determine if further errors should be shown. If set to 0, then no errors are shown.
show-info
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should display info-level messages.
show-warnings
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should suppress warnings. This can be useful when a few errors are hidden in a flurry of warnings.
Pretty Print Options Reference
break-before-br
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output a line break before each <br> element.
escape-scripts
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option causes items that look like closing tags, like </g to be escaped to <\/g. Set this option to no if you do not want this.
indent
Type: AutoBool
Default: no
Example auto, y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: indent-spaces
This option specifies if Tidy should indent block-level tags.
If set to auto Tidy will decide whether or not to indent the content of tags such as <title>, <h1>-<h6>, <li>, <td>, or <p> based on the content including a block-level element.
Setting indent to yes can expose layout bugs in some browsers.
Use the option indent-spaces to control the number of spaces or tabs output per level of indent, and indent-with-tabs to specify whether spaces or tabs are used.
indent-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should begin each attribute on a new line.
indent-spaces
Type: Integer
Default: 2
Example 0, 1, 2, ...
See also: indent
This option specifies the number of spaces or tabs that Tidy uses to indent content when indent is enabled.
Note that the default value for this option is dependent upon the value of indent-with-tabs (see also).
indent-with-tabs
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should indent with tabs instead of spaces, assuming indent is yes.
Set it to yes to indent using tabs instead of the default spaces.
Use the option indent-spaces to control the number of tabs output per level of indent. Note that when indent-with-tabs is enabled the default value of indent-spaces is reset to 1.
Note tab-size controls converting input tabs to spaces. Set it to zero to retain input tabs.
markup
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should generate a pretty printed version of the markup. Note that Tidy won't generate a pretty printed version if it finds significant errors (see force-output).
punctuation-wrap
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should line wrap after some Unicode or Chinese punctuation characters.
sort-attributes
Type: enum
Default: none
Example none, alpha
See also:
This option specifies that Tidy should sort attributes within an element using the specified sort algorithm. If set to alpha, the algorithm is an ascending alphabetic sort.
tab-size
Type: Integer
Default: 8
Example 0, 1, 2, ...
See also:
This option specifies the number of columns that Tidy uses between successive tab stops. It is used to map tabs to spaces when reading the input.
vertical-space
Type: AutoBool
Default: no
Example auto, y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should add some extra empty lines for readability.
The default is no.
If set to auto Tidy will eliminate nearly all newline characters.
wrap
Type: Integer
Default: 68
Example 0 (no wrapping), 1, 2, ...
See also:
This option specifies the right margin Tidy uses for line wrapping.
Tidy tries to wrap lines so that they do not exceed this length.
Set wrap to 0(zero) if you want to disable line wrapping.
wrap-asp
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should line wrap text contained within ASP pseudo elements, which look like: <% ... %>.
wrap-attributes
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: wrap-script-literals, literal-attributes
This option specifies if Tidy should line-wrap attribute values, meaning that if the value of an attribute causes a line to exceed the width specified by wrap, Tidy will add one or more line breaks to the value, causing it to be wrapped into multiple lines.
Note that this option can be set independently of wrap-script-literals. By default Tidy replaces any newline or tab with a single space and replaces any sequences of whitespace with a single space.
To force Tidy to preserve the original, literal values of all attributes, and ensure that whitespace characters within attribute values are passed through unchanged, set literal-attributes to yes.
wrap-jste
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should line wrap text contained within JSTE pseudo elements, which look like: <# ... #>.
wrap-php
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should line wrap text contained within PHP pseudo elements, which look like: <?php ... ?>.
wrap-script-literals
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: wrap-attributes
This option specifies if Tidy should line wrap string literals that appear in script attributes.
Tidy wraps long script string literals by inserting a backslash character before the line break.
wrap-sections
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should line wrap text contained within <![ ... ]> section tags.
Character Encoding Options Reference
ascii-chars
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also: clean
Can be used to modify behavior of the clean option when set to yes.
If set to yes when using clean, &emdash;, &rdquo;, and other named character entities are downgraded to their closest ASCII equivalents.
char-encoding
Type: Encoding
Default: utf8
Example raw, ascii, latin0, latin1, utf8, iso2022, mac, win1252, ibm858, utf16le, utf16be, utf16, big5, shiftjis
See also: input-encoding, output-encoding
This option specifies the character encoding Tidy uses for both the input and output.
For ascii Tidy will accept Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) character values, but will use entities for all characters whose value >127.
For raw, Tidy will output values above 127 without translating them into entities.
For latin1, characters above 255 will be written as entities.
For utf8, Tidy assumes that both input and output are encoded as UTF-8.
You can use iso2022 for files encoded using the ISO-2022 family of encodings e.g. ISO-2022-JP.
For mac and win1252, Tidy will accept vendor specific character values, but will use entities for all characters whose value >127.
For unsupported encodings, use an external utility to convert to and from UTF-8.
input-encoding
Type: Encoding
Default: utf8
Example raw, ascii, latin0, latin1, utf8, iso2022, mac, win1252, ibm858, utf16le, utf16be, utf16, big5, shiftjis
See also: char-encoding
This option specifies the character encoding Tidy uses for the input. See char-encoding for more info.
newline
Type: enum
Default: LF
Example LF, CRLF, CR
See also:
The default is appropriate to the current platform.
Genrally CRLF on PC-DOS, Windows and OS/2; CR on Classic Mac OS; and LF everywhere else (Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix).
output-bom
Type: AutoBool
Default: auto
Example auto, y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should write a Unicode Byte Order Mark character (BOM; also known as Zero Width No-Break Space; has value of U+FEFF) to the beginning of the output, and only applies to UTF-8 and UTF-16 output encodings.
If set to auto this option causes Tidy to write a BOM to the output only if a BOM was present at the beginning of the input.
A BOM is always written for XML/XHTML output using UTF-16 output encodings.
output-encoding
Type: Encoding
Default: utf8
Example raw, ascii, latin0, latin1, utf8, iso2022, mac, win1252, ibm858, utf16le, utf16be, utf16, big5, shiftjis
See also: char-encoding
This option specifies the character encoding Tidy uses for the output.
Note that this may only be different from input-encoding for Latin encodings (ascii, latin0, latin1, mac, win1252, ibm858).
See char-encoding for more information
Miscellaneous Options Reference
error-file
Type: String
Default: -
Example -
See also: output-file
This option specifies the error file Tidy uses for errors and warnings. Normally errors and warnings are output to stderr.
force-output
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should produce output even if errors are encountered.
Use this option with care; if Tidy reports an error, this means Tidy was not able to (or is not sure how to) fix the error, so the resulting output may not reflect your intention.
gnu-emacs
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should change the format for reporting errors and warnings to a format that is more easily parsed by GNU Emacs.
keep-time
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should keep the original modification time of files that Tidy modifies in place.
Setting the option to yes allows you to tidy files without changing the file modification date, which may be useful with certain tools that use the modification date for things such as automatic server deployment.
Note this feature is not supported on some platforms.
output-file
Type: String
Default: -
Example -
See also: error-file
This option specifies the output file Tidy uses for markup. Normally markup is written to stdout.
quiet
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should output the summary of the numbers of errors and warnings, or the welcome or informational messages.
tidy-mark
Type: Boolean
Default: yes
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should add a meta element to the document head to indicate that the document has been tidied.
Tidy won't add a meta element if one is already present.
write-back
Type: Boolean
Default: no
Example y/n, yes/no, t/f, true/false, 1/0
See also:
This option specifies if Tidy should write back the tidied markup to the same file it read from.
You are advised to keep copies of important files before tidying them, as on rare occasions the result may not be what you expect.