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Re: documentation: unreadable html tables

From: -Eluze
Subject: Re: documentation: unreadable html tables
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 13:43:41 -0700 (PDT)

no idea if i have enough skills in any of the languages involved (i do not
even know which they are!)

but if you'd take the risk i would try! pls let me know how to proceed!

Graham Percival-3 wrote:
> Unfortunately, I don't think anybody is available to look into
> this.  If you could start working on a patch to fix this issue,
> we'd be happy to help you work on this.
> Cheers,
> - Graham
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 02:49:54AM -0700, -Eluze wrote:
>> imo tables in the documentation are hardly readable because they
>>  - are wasting a lot of space so that you have to sroll around to try to
>> get
>> an overview of the table
>>  - have no borders so that your eyes have to try to reconstruct columns
>>  - have columns of different widths even if the contents are comparable
>> i am not sure if it is - partially - a problem of my browser (i am using
>> opera) or if it could be improved by more appropriate settings or styles.
>> i had a short look at the source of the table 
>> pitch names  and noticed that <p> and </p> is placed around the content
>> of
>> each cell which might cause the waste of vertical space. this table has
>> only
>> 20 real rows (without the header) but needs scrolling over more than 2
>> pages
>> on my display.
>> it would be nice if such tables could be rendered in a more compact way -
>> thanks!
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