[Wikipedia-l] Table syntax (if you build it, they will come)

bderksen bderksen at ualberta.ca
Fri Aug 2 13:36:09 UTC 2002

>===== Original Message From "Poor, Edmund W" <Edmund.W.Poor at abc.com> =====
>There's no known way syntax for table layout that works equally well for
>novices and experts. So, why not encourage authors to upload any tabular
>information as a file? Then one of our vast programming staff can
>convert it.
>Many computer users are familiar with creating tables (A) in Word or
>Excel; or (B) ASCII tab-delimited or comma-delimited format.

A version of this is already in place; I've gone around and converted a number 
of preformatted ASCII tables into HTML ones. Preformatted ASCII is ugly, but 
as an interim measure I've got no problem with it.

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