#101 man: No support for tables

output: manpages
XSL (399)
Ben Secrest

The current xsl documents do not provide templates for
rendering the different types of tables available in


  • Ben Secrest

    Ben Secrest - 2002-10-07

    XSL to convert very basic table's and informaltable's to tbl format

  • Norman Walsh

    Norman Walsh - 2002-11-14
    • assigned_to: lotr --> nobody
    • labels: 442494 -->
  • Michael(tm) Smith

    • labels: --> 637321
  • Michael(tm) Smith

    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Michael(tm) Smith

    • assigned_to: nobody --> xmldoc
  • Michael(tm) Smith

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    Adding table support is a lot of work and not a super-high
    priority. Workaround for now is not use tables in your
    XML source :-) Use lists instead if you can.

    I wondering if it might be possible to hack together
    a hybrid solution by taking HTML output, running that
    through links/w3m to get the tables rendered as text,
    then replacing the table in a copy of the source with
    that text version, then running through manpages

    Less than ideal, but would be better than nothing.

  • Michael(tm) Smith

    • labels: 637321 -->
    • summary: No support for tables --> man: No support for tables
  • Michael(tm) Smith

    • labels: --> XSL
    • milestone: --> output: manpages
  • Michael(tm) Smith

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    A change for this issue has been added to the current codebase.
    Please test the change with the latest snapshot from:


  • Michael(tm) Smith

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Michael(tm) Smith

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    So I finally got around to implementing table support.
    And it only too 3.5 years to do it...

    The manpages stylesheet now support tables, including
    rowspans and colspans, nested tables, table footnotes,
    options for controlling borders and alignment, etc.


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