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authorfiddlosopher <fiddlosopher@788f1e2b-df1e-0410-8736-df70ead52e1b>2010-02-02 16:39:15 +0000
committerfiddlosopher <fiddlosopher@788f1e2b-df1e-0410-8736-df70ead52e1b>2010-02-02 16:39:15 +0000
commit183ea8d8396eca372423fb58a06042bf8ee1c2e0 (patch)
parent9fee73d2a335e7ea8dbbfc149cfa4be580afbdca (diff)
Removed advice to pipe through tidy before HTML reader.
This is obsolete, now that we have a forgiving HTML parser. git-svn-id: 788f1e2b-df1e-0410-8736-df70ead52e1b
2 files changed, 1 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
index 34f3e455a..81d545a60 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -96,10 +96,7 @@ Supported input formats include `markdown`, `html`, `latex`, and `rst`.
Note that the `rst` reader only parses a subset of reStructuredText
syntax. For example, it doesn't handle tables, option lists, or
footnotes. But for simple documents it should be adequate. The `latex`
-and `html` readers are also limited in what they can do. Because the
-`html` reader is picky about the HTML it parses, it is recommended that
-you pipe HTML through [HTML Tidy] before sending it to `pandoc`, or use
-the `html2markdown` script described below.
+and `html` readers are also limited in what they can do.
If you don't specify a reader or writer explicitly, `pandoc` will
try to determine the input and output format from the extensions of
diff --git a/man/man1/ b/man/man1/
index 4c6be3faf..49f645140 100644
--- a/man/man1/
+++ b/man/man1/
@@ -60,10 +60,6 @@ should pipe input and output through `iconv`:
iconv -t utf-8 input.txt | pandoc | iconv -f utf-8
-Pandoc's HTML parser is not very forgiving. If your input is
-HTML, consider running it through `tidy`(1) before passing it
-to Pandoc. Or use `html2markdown`(1), a wrapper around `pandoc`.
-f *FORMAT*, -r *FORMAT*, \--from=*FORMAT*, \--read=*FORMAT*