Proposed table syntax

Lou Quillio public at
Thu Oct 21 10:43:41 EDT 2004

> > Doing it with 1 or more tabs leads to a problem if there were empty
> > cells, you'd need to mark a cell as empty, maybe with something like
> > [empty]
> Or a space --- tabs == column separator, spaces == empty cell.
> (N.B. I generally dislike counting whitespace, but Markdown already has
> a precedent, so may as well use it.)
> Chris

Any MD use of keyed tabs is unwise, IMO.  First, they're *visually*
indistinguishable from spaces -- and MD is visual.  Second, they're not
<textarea> friendly.


Lou Quillio
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