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TablePlugin uses a similar style to the FlatTablePlugin that was originally developed. The inspiration for the TablePlugin originated from the FlatTablePlugin. A number of issues where present with the FlatTablePlugin, such as no wiki formatting support amongst other things.
TablePlugin provides improved readability and syntax for building up complex tables within a wiki. The headings and rows are now defined in the same way, this helps with the readability aspect, even for very complex tables that can be defined using the TablePlugin.
The TablePlugin supports the following items within the cells:
- Wiki Markup
- Web links
- Nesting (including nesting of the TablePlugin itself)
- Full CSS support (fully customisable heading and row cells)
- Flexible heading/column definition styles, multi-line or comma-separated
There are a number of keywords that are used within the TablePlugin macro that define various elements of the table. The keywords are preceded with the @ character to distinguish them.
- @table - used when you want to define a table style or apply a custom table style to a new table.
- @css - used to define a new style
- @column - used to introduce a column.
- @row - used to introduce a row
- @<cell_name> - named as part of the @column definition.
The last keyword @<cell_name> is variable. It is based on the names you give the cells in your @column definition. This is covered in more detail below in the Table Definition section.
The following example will not focus on any types of styles. The TablePlugin provides a default style (which can be edited if required) that will always be used if no specific style is applied to the table. We will focus on the bare minimum markup required to setup a new table. Comments are included as part of the codeblock to further explain the markup and how to use it.
The table styles are stored as part of a trac page. This trac page should be setup by the TablePlugin the first time it runs. It creates a page wiki/TablePluginStyles that contains a default table style along with a CSS header style for the tables heading.
There are two different types of styles:
- Table Styles
- CSS Styles
Both styles use the following naming conventions: @TYPE NAME (@STYLE): DATA
Table Styles define a full set of styles that can be applied to a table. They are written in CSS.
Table Styles are written as follows:
This allows the individual to create different table styles depending on what
CSS Styles define individual styles that can be applied to individual elements of a table. They are also written in CSS.
CSS Styles are written as follows: