[pmwiki-users] proposed markup for rowspan in simple tables
christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 16:33:20 CDT 2008
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, john.rankin at affinity.co.nz wrote:
> The primary reason is that (as alluded to in earlier messages), the
> LaTeX table model makes supporting (:cell rowspan=3:) in advanced table
> markup a major headache to do properly, whereas it's relatively simple
> to do in simple tables.
How are rowspans done in LaTeX tables? Maybe I can help you come up with
an algorithm for the advanced markup. (Without really thinking about it,
I'd probably fill a 2D array with the cell contents for the entire table
and then output it. In this case I don't see how the type of table markup
matters, so I assume I'm missing something).
> For me, this goes against the spirit of simple table markup and looks
> like a misfit. Since all other simple table markup is markup characters,
> and in particular we don't use (:colspan=3:), I would prefer a character
It's a matter of taste. I personally find the markup below confusing and
more difficult to remember. But I have no real objection, so just use that.
> Are there any reasons not to use:
> ||text||this spans 3 rows+++ ||
Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44 http://www.md.kth.se/~chr
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