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   Secret Net Tools
To give you a taste of how cool the Secret Net Tools are (you have to contribute to get access to all of them), I've enabled your access to several of the simpler ones. Enjoy!

Domain Name Sniffer
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Indentation is your friend

PrettyPrinting is the art of writing beautiful code, where all the logical segments of a program are indented so as to make it easier to read.

Most HTML isn't PrettyPrinted, because it isn't intended for people to read, and thus it would be a waste of bandwidth to send all the extra indentation spaces and tabs. However, when you are creating complicated HTML pages, in particular those with tables, it is often useful to view the page in a PrettyPrinted form.

To PrettyPrint a page, enter the desired URL, then click on PrettyPrint.

The page will be fetched and displayed in a form that makes it easy to see how the tables and other logical components of the page are laid out. You'll also be told of any errors in the page.

Please be aware that this feature can take a while to execute, as it has to not only fetch the page you want to analyse, but also do a lot of parsing on the HTML.

Your URL must be a completely specified URL in the form "" (for example). If you want to get the default page of a site, enter "". Note the trailing slash.

You may optionally select a couple of options:

"Aggressive" tag checking looks for the following common HTML errors: "Include line numbers and structure lines" prefaces each line with a line number, and draws vertical lines between matching structural elements (so you can, for example, follow the line from a TABLE tag to the corresponding /TABLE). Normally you want this, but if you want to output the results without this extra information, you can then cut and paste the pretty-printed HTML back into your webpage. I don't recommend doing this as HTML doesn't care about indentation, and I don't guarantee that it'll work perfectly (I haven't tested it), but some people have asked for this feature.

Finally, please be aware that since the PrettyPrinter is what computer science geeks call a "really stupid parser", nesting errors in your HTML code can cause it to generate mistaken error messages (in particular, errors about missing or mismatched tags). So if you find some errors you want to fix, fix only the first error, then re-prettyprint to find the next real error.

New! The prettyprinter now makes an attempt to deal with embedded comments and javascript. It's dumb and not perfect, but should work for most pages. Trivia note: Did you know that the -- and the > in a close-comment don't need to be adjacent, but the <! and -- in the open-comment do? I didn't until I checked the specification!

Note: The server that runs most of the secret net tools has a bad habit of crashing a couple of times a day. Don't blame me, it's not my code that's crashing it! If you submit the form and nothing happens, just wait a few minutes and submit again; the server will reboot itself after 5-10 minutes. I'm yelling at the guilty parties to get this annoying bug fixed.

URL to PrettyPrint :

Perform Aggressive tag checking.
Include line numbers and structure lines.

About this site...
This site was developed on a Macintosh, programmed in WebSiphon, and served by WebStar. The author, on those exceedingly rare occasions when he does think, indeed thinks differently.

It looks (and works) better when you use version 4.0 or better of Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, but can be used with any tables-capable browser. ©1997-2003 Robert Woodhead, All Rights Reserved.™, Tooter™, Secret Net Tools™, MultiSubmitter™, Rankulator™, BaldSpotCam™, and ShareService™ are trademarks of Robert Woodhead. To get help, report bugs, or make suggestions, go here.