W3 Tidy Service To Process Online Shopping Price Comparison Site

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W3 Tidy Service To Process Online Shopping Price Comparison Site

Junaid Nazir
Hello, would it be considered a legitimate usage of the online Tidy service that is provided through w3.org to clean up dynamic pages that are constantly refreshed?  For example, the following link leads to a webpage that is updated every hour or so - if someone wanted to create an RSS feed by scraping that page, they might run it through a service like Tidy at the W3 site first for well formed html before formatting it into RSS.


Or alternatively are there standalone scripts or components that can be utilized that provide the same Tidy service but which can be run locally on the server?  Which would therefore not place any additional burdens on the W3 servers.


Best regards,

Junaid Nazir

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Phone:  0798 555 333 0


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Re: W3 Tidy Service To Process Online Shopping Price Comparison Site

Vaclav Barta
On Wednesday 29 December 2010 21:49:31 Junaid Nazir wrote:

> Hello, would it be considered a legitimate usage of the online Tidy service
> that is provided through w3.org to clean up dynamic pages that are
> constantly refreshed?  For example, the following link leads to a webpage
> that is updated every hour or so - if someone wanted to create an RSS feed
> by scraping that page, they might run it through a service like Tidy at the
> W3 site first for well formed html before formatting it into RSS.
>
> http://www.w3.org/services/tidy?docAddr=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.superstoresearch.c
> om%2Fnew
>
> Or alternatively are there standalone scripts or components that can be
> utilized that provide the same Tidy service but which can be run locally on
> the server?  Which would therefore not place any additional burdens on the
> W3 servers.
tidy is a standalone program, which anybody can run on their own machine as
often as they want.

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