Column alignments in tables

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06 Feb, 2012 10:07 PM

I'm having a problem with how Marked is creating tables. In particularly, how it (i) imposes a column alignment of <col style="text-align:left;"/> by default and (ii) how it applies an alignment to each cell element. Consider the attached table ("table.mdown")

Marked assigns a <col style="text-align:left;"/> to the first column when, in fact, there is no explicitly specified alignment. Moreover, an alignment is applied to each <th> and <td>. In addition to making for bloated HTML code, this also limits the styling of the table by CSS. For example, within a certain column I would like to center the <th> cells but have the <td> cells aligned differently. This can be done with CSS (tr > td:nth-child(1), for example) but the way Marked generates the HTML makes this impossible.

I would rather Marked not explicitly assign a column alignment and an alignment on each <td>. I much prefer Byword's interpretation, which is also attached.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 08 Feb, 2012 03:10 PM

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    This is an issue with the version of MultiMarkdown included in Marked. It's not a Marked issue, and Marked makes no special changes to this output. If the output is an issue, please file a ticket with Fletcher at . If he can make changes to satisfy your needs, I'll gladly update the version included in Marked to match.


  2. 2 Posted by keith.knipling on 09 Feb, 2012 01:33 AM

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    What I love about Marked is the ability apply custom CSS stylesheets to my documents. Unfortunately, applying CSS to tables is fairly impossible with the current implementation of Multimarkdown. I appreciate how Byword deals with this problem (see attachments above).



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 09 Feb, 2012 01:57 AM

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    Understood. I'll see if I can persuade Fletcher to offer an option to output clean markup without disabling all MultiMarkdown features. Thanks for following up.

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