More complex content than pasting BBC News links


#1

The post editor alleges that markdown and BBCode can both be used in posts.

I was trying to insert a table - I took a guess at pipe characters a la usual wiki markup, and that didn’t work.

A 2 second google suggests that this is valid BBCode

[table]
[tr]
[td]Derp[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

but the results are obvious. Is BBCode turned on? Or is there anything else I can use to create a table?

Ta.


#2
row 1 col1 row 1 col2 row 1 col3
row2 col1 row2 col2 row2 row3

#3

I just changed a flag which should allow it, but not on old posts. Try now?


#4

Piece of piss


#5

[table]
[tr]
[td]Derp[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

Nope, doesn’t look like it.
Evidently @ZiggyMarley has found the trick, but isn’t inclined to share.


#6

Promise there will not be any graphs, get enough of them at work…


#7
<table>
<tr> 
<td> row 1 col1 </td>
<td> row 1 col2 </td>
<td> row 1 col3 </td>
</tr>

<tr> 
<td> row2 col1 </td>
<td> row2 col2 </td>
<td> row2 row3 </td>
</tr>
</table>

That’s the code.


#8

Depends if @edd9000 gets near it.


#9

Aha

Zip Zap
Hurr Derp

OK - markdown does actually work, you just use normal HTML tags but separated from everything else with a blank line as described here under “inline HTML”.

So the above was done with

<table>
<tr>
<td>Zip</td>
<td>Zap</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Hurr</td>
<td>Derp</td>
</tr>
</table>


#10

Thanks - it took me so long to escape all the crap in my post that you got in in the mean time.


#11

I tried but couldn’t get the inline code to display…I should have just said replace “[ ]” with “< >”…but I got distracted by trying to change the border width of the table…


#12

It looks Mark produced his code above using a markdown code block (four spaces or a tab at the beginning of each line)

<table>
<tr>
<td>Zip</td>
<td>Zap</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Hurr</td>
<td>Derp</td>
</tr>
</table>

Stupidly I laboriously replaced all the < and > with the HTML entities i.e.

 &lt;td&gt;

etc. etc.