[Wikipedia-l] What a wiki table syntax needs to do to work with current table layouts

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 3 08:25:11 UTC 2002

On Friday 02 August 2002 06:31 pm, JeLuF wrote:
> I'd prefer the styles to be named for content markup, not for layout.
> They most probably will be skin-dependend. So in Cologne Blue the
> header of the table will be a greyish blue, in standard skin it
> will be pink and in StarTrek skin there will be a yellow background
> image with round corners.

Oh no! Pink was chosen to be the color for animals. Lightgreen is for plants, 
lightblue for fungi, lightgrey for bacteria and khaki for protists. On top of 
that there are slightly different tables for phylums/divisions, classes, 
orders, families, genera and species is even more different (see: 
http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/Sainfoin). So any markup will have to be 
flexible. (the different heading colors for the elements tables signify which 
chemical series the element is in. I've also been kicking around the idea of 
having different heading colors for the countries articles too with each 
continent represented by a unique color. We could even have different heading 
fill colors for each political party for the presidents tables also...).

I will work on making taxonomy tables for each taxon of Sainfoin for examples 
of each slightly different tables. 


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