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Q. Is there a markup for tables, that is simpler yet more flexible than the default tables--plus allows you to nest tables?
A. Certainly! Download, enable, and try the Acme Tables recipe!
This recipe allows you to create tables like the following:
[t] [r] [c] [c] [r] [c] [c] [t]
Or you can do tables like this (note each tag is preceded by two spaces):
[t] [r] [c] [c] [c] [r] [c] [c] [c] [t]
Or you can nest tables. In this case the nested table tags all have one leading space. You could nest a second table inside of that by using two leading spaces to precede each tag in it.
[t] [r] [c] [c] [t] [r] [c] [c] [r] [c] [c] [t] [c] [t]
Watch the leading spaces or you could have a mess! Some instructions placed in the recipe code.
Almost all normal html attributes can be put in the tags, plus several one word optional shortcuts: left, right, center, top, middle, bottom. There are also a couple other optional parameter shortcut names: color(bgcolor), image(background), rows(rowspan), cols(colspan), padding(cellpadding), spacing(cellspacing).
April 28, 2007. Initial release
AdvancedTableDirectives Another recipe with a couple added features. Be sure to check it out.
SimplifiedAdvancedTableDirectives Borrowed much of the syntax idea from this recipe--though I use it differently...
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