#264 tables: needs caption, add color syntax highlighting

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2010-02-24
2010-02-24
Jim Michaels
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there is a <caption>...</caption> which can have its own style properties. I usually prefer to assign captions their own class. for example, <caption style="background-color:#00ffff;">Statistics for 2009</caption>
it goes right under the table tag.
<table ...>
<caption class="tableTitle">Statistics for 2009</caption>
<tr>...</tr>
</table>

there is also the capability to merge cells.
<tr><td></td><td></td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2"></td></td></td></tr> (0 does remainder of group. there is also rowspan)

and the source view needs color syntax highlighting to make this an effective source editor.
crimson/emerald uses XUL to do this I think, and is configurable.
make sure that javascript code in script tags gets highlighted properly too. and for vbscript fans doing asp.net stuff, you may want to cater to them, too. the difference between them is, I think,
<script type="text/javascript" ...> and <script type="text/vbscript" ...> where it can have an optional language attribute (vbscript or one of the many versions of javascript in upper or lower case, such as JavaScript1.1).

also, it consider supporting HTML5 tags since people are already using HTML 5. (I am, and so are others)
you might want to have a preference thing where you can set the DOCTYPE to HTML 4.01 or 5.0.
5.0 degrades gracefully. but the standard isn't finished yet, and it won't be for years to come I hear.
http://jesusnjim.com/common/html5-tags.txt

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