[Pmwiki-users] Re: Need help with markup

Jessica Tishmack jessica at cbi.tamucc.edu
Tue Oct 15 11:01:25 CDT 2002

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Jessica Tishmack wrote:
> > I like the above a lot...better than the [[/table]] type stuff.  I think 
> > "tablecol" and "tablerow" will make more sense to the average user than 
> > "td" and "tr".  However, I think it would make more sense if a "tablecol" 
> > was listed right after the row.  So, the above could look more like this:
> > 
> >      [[tablestart border='1']]  
> >      [[tablerow]]
> >      [[tablecol]]
> >      This would represent the first row/first column
> >      * Bullet lists okay
> >      * Still okay
> Umm, why does this make more sense?  Why force a person to put in the
> extra markup tag?

Maybe I'm not giving the average pmwiki user enough credit, but it seems 
that it just makes more sense...esp, if they want the first row/first col 
to be right aligned.  Because if they did, they would have to specify that 
with a [[tablecol]] deal.  And if they see the instructions without 
that initial tablecol there, they might wonder what to do if they want 
to make it right aligned (or whatever they want to do that's not the 
default).  Then, maybe others would see that sometimes there is a 
[[tablecol]] for the first cell, and other times not, and this might get 
confusing.  I say just have it there all the time for consistency.

> Or, if I do force it, then perhaps the tag should be [[tablecell]] instead
> of [[tablecol]]?

Yes, I like this even better

first row/first col
first row/ second col
second row/ first col

I do like this better.

> Or, perhaps the tags should be [[nextrow]] and [[nextcol]], or something
> like that, to indicate moving to the next row and next column in the table?

Hmm...I think I like the tablecell idea better.


> Pm

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