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Style tags -- Eeek how obese these tags make HTML!

HTML reprocessor: how do you get rid of the obese MS-Word (normal or
filtered) HTML?

I just want all the fancy MS tags removed and replaced with basic ones, or
if applicable -- stripped entirely back to HTML 2.0, or HTML 'core' 3.2.

It was one thing when my Win95 Netscape's HTML editor bloated up my HTML 2.0
code into moderately efficient HTML 3.2 code.

The NETSCAPE Win XP HTML editor rewrote the code into moderately efficient
4.01 Transitional code -- but kept the code only slightly divergent from
HTML 3.2's core tags.

'Style' tags -- Eeek how obese these tags make HTML!
Yet, most web authoring tools (the cheap or free ones) will not help with
'Meta' tags: I would love to clean them all up one day.

Not all my website is affected, but someday it may be.

If this idea only worked for HTML ...
If only Wiki markup were possible in HTML, as a way to make HTML more
accessible again.
-- Tables: it would really clean them up, but not most nested tables (beyond
to nesting layers).
-- Orandanary text: some of it could be helped by Wiki markup.
-- Images: mixed bag, only useful for HTML novices and testing.
-- A new tag would probably be needed:
"<wiki_markup_a a>''Text''</wiki_markup_aa> "
-- When saving HTML files, some computational work would need to be done to
find the most space efficient markup during the saving process.

Most of my website code could go back to HTML 3.2, but my goal is conversion
to 4.01 STRICT + UTF-8 + EN-CA + no local colored tags for links...

Nov 8 '06 #1
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Max Power wrote:
HTML reprocessor: how do you get rid of the obese MS-Word (normal or
filtered) HTML?
IMHE, you don't. It's easier to generate HTML without them (painful
though this is) than to sort out the execrable mess that Word produces
when left to itself.

The "Save As HTML" dialog has a few other options in there for simpler
HTML formats. They're ugly, but better than the stuff with the mso:
namespace and the bucketloads of "conditiona l comments".

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