[Wikipedia-l] Wiki Table syntax already a feature request

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 1 22:22:25 UTC 2002

There is already a feature request for a simple wiki
table format on Sourceforge at:

Here is the idea:

<wiki table, center, thin line>
|{light blue} ^ '''Mailing label''' ^|/
|Name:         |John Doe             |/
|Address:      |2000 Main Street     |/
| Postal Code: |123456               |/
</wiki table>

NOTE: ^ would signify that the text between should be
centered and / would signify the end of a row. 
I'm not sure if this would be possible, but it would
be nice to also have spaces after the | and before the

text to be the same as &nbsp; in an HTML table. 

Would render the same as:

<table align="center" border="1">
<th colspan="2" bgcolor="lightblue">Mailing
<td>Name: </td><td>John Doe </td></tr>
<td>Address: </td><td>2000 Main Street </td></tr>
<td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Postal Code:

The above wiki table seems a lot more intuitive to me
than either the HTML table or the other wiki table
syntax proposals. 


Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better

More information about the Wikipedia-l mailing list