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Item4409: TABLEATTRIBUTES setting leads to unpredictable styling.

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Extension TablePlugin Urgent Closed   minor  

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See Vicky's report in TWiki:Plugins.TablePluginDev:

I'm having difficulty making the TABLEATTRIBUTES setting in my WebPreferences work.

Set TABLEATTRIBUTES = tableborder="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3" databg="#EEEEEE, #FFFFFF" sort="off" valign="top" dataalign="left" headerbg="#C1DBFF"

The sort is off. Dataalign is not overriding extra spaces in the table cells. headerbg is unchanged from default. Is there an error in my code that I don't see? Or time to ask our TWiki admins?

-- TWiki:Main.VickiBrown - 20 Jul 2007

Try out:

  • Set TABLEATTRIBUTES = tableborder="4" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10" databg="#ff00ff, #ffff00" sort="off" valign="top" dataalign="left" headerbg="#ff0000"

Table without TABLE tag:


Table with TABLE tag:


It is really a mess.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 23 Jul 2007

A solution would be to let the plugin write all styles, not only for table specific TABLE attributes but also for the default TABLEATTRIBUTES attributes. These would be written as .twikiTable { ...params... }. If a skin needs to override these settings it could use an extra specifier, like .patternMain .twikiTable.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 24 Jul 2007

The TablePlugin code only writes table properties if the table has %TABLE{}% at the top. That seems wrong to me. Quoting from the plugin topic: The %TABLE{...}% settings override TABLEATTRIBUTES preferences settings, which override the TABLEATTRIBUTES Plugin settings.

That means that if TABLE is not used, TABLEATTRIBUTES settings should be used, which is currently not the case.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 24 Jul 2007

Currently a number of style attributes are ignored because they are set by the skin CSS. I have prepared the code to simply switch on default styling. That would leave the user in control to make a mess though.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 25 Jul 2007

Summary TABLEATTRIBUTES setting leads to unpredictable styling.
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Thu, 19 Jul 2007, build 14438
AppliesTo Extension
Component TablePlugin
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:14468 TWikirev:14470 TWikirev:14471
TargetRelease minor

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Topic revision: r7 - 2007-07-25 - TWikiUserMapping_ArthurClemens
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