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Why no tables allowed?

Postby MDeen » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:20 am

The [table] tag from BBCode does not work on this forum. Why not? It would be usefull to have it.

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby avij » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:52 pm

I'm afraid I don't see [table] in faq.php?mode=bbcode , ie. that tag is not standard BBcode.
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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby MDeen » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:02 am

On several places on the internet I see the [table] tag mentioned for BBcode. I have no idea if it is an addon or not, but it seems to be standard code. I think it would be nice to have it.
http://www.teamopolis.com/tools/bbcode-reference.aspx
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=57.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode
http://www.bbcode.org/reference.php
http://www.phpbb3bbcodes.com/viewtopic.php?t=219

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby googlejaps » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:55 pm

For many games and rankings having a table would be more than very welcome!

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby avij » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:59 pm

Ah, those are apparently implemented as custom BBCode. I'll research the issue, but it looks like this should be doable.
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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby dserrano5 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:04 pm

FWIW, I don't see that as a must (after all we're managing by inserting invisible zeroes here and there) but it would be really nice to have.

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby avij » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:29 am

Here you go:

Code: Select all

[table][tr][td][b]Code[/b][/td][td][b]Printer[/b][/td][td][b]Country[/b][/td][/tr][tr][td]D[/td][td]Setec Oy[/td][td]Finland[/td][/tr][tr][td]E[/td][td]F. C. Oberthur[/td][td]France[/td][/tr][tr][td]F[/td][td]Österreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck[/td][td]Austria[/td][/tr][tr][td]G[/td][td]Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé[/td][td]Netherlands[/td][/tr][/table]


CodePrinterCountry
DSetec OyFinland
EF. C. OberthurFrance
FÖsterreichische Banknoten und SicherheitsdruckAustria
GKoninklijke Joh. EnschedéNetherlands


Unfortunately the BBCode is, erm, rather unreadable because it has to be on one line. If it isn't, you'll get an empty row for each table row before the table, as in:









Row 1
Row 2
Row 3
Row 4
Row 5
Row 6
Row 7
Row 8
Row 9
Row 10


This is because phpBB thinks it's a neat idea to add a forced <br> tag after each </tr>. Some of the workarounds I've seen involve using HTML comments <!-- --> to hide the <br> tag, but when I tried to use them, phpBB warned me that the construct could be used for XSS attacks, and suggested using INTTEXT instead of TEXT. This, however, didn't work at all but broke the generated HTML beyond repair. So I guess this will need to suffice for now.
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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby dserrano5 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Good! Did I unwittingly act as a reminder? ;)

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby jonman » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:25 pm

is it possible to add an empty row within a table?
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12.8.14 550. :note-100: entered
28.7.14 5000. :note-10: entered
16.11.13 3 years of EBT
10.9.13 25000. note entered
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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby avij » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:44 pm

jonman wrote:is it possible to add an empty row within a table?

Apparently yes, but you'll need something like a non-breaking space within the empty table data cell. My Mac outputs such a character with Option+Space.

Example:
First row
 
Third row
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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby jonman » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:08 pm

thanks.
it works :D
My profile
22.9.14 90. :note-200: entered
9.9.14 50. :note-500: entered
17.8.14 300. hit occured
12.8.14 550. :note-100: entered
28.7.14 5000. :note-10: entered
16.11.13 3 years of EBT
10.9.13 25000. note entered
30.7.13 15000. :note-5: entered
23.7.13 2500. :note-20: entered
7.2.13 1000. :note-50: entered

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby jonman » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:06 am

well, i have a new laptop, and i don’t have a numper pad any more so that i could enter a non-breaking space directly in the posting field, and for some reason copy and paste doesn’t seem to work either.
have a look here:
https://forum.eurobilltracker.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33799&p=1025219#p1025219
My profile
22.9.14 90. :note-200: entered
9.9.14 50. :note-500: entered
17.8.14 300. hit occured
12.8.14 550. :note-100: entered
28.7.14 5000. :note-10: entered
16.11.13 3 years of EBT
10.9.13 25000. note entered
30.7.13 15000. :note-5: entered
23.7.13 2500. :note-20: entered
7.2.13 1000. :note-50: entered

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby jonman » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:12 pm

hi avij, would that be your area of expertise?
do you have any comment about why copy and pasting of working empty rows in tables doesn’t work?
thanks in advance :)
My profile
22.9.14 90. :note-200: entered
9.9.14 50. :note-500: entered
17.8.14 300. hit occured
12.8.14 550. :note-100: entered
28.7.14 5000. :note-10: entered
16.11.13 3 years of EBT
10.9.13 25000. note entered
30.7.13 15000. :note-5: entered
23.7.13 2500. :note-20: entered
7.2.13 1000. :note-50: entered

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Re: Why no tables allowed?

Postby avij » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:16 pm

I'm afraid I don't have any hints for solving this problem, apart from those mentioned above.
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