table spans

Waylan Limberg waylan at
Thu Oct 6 21:26:58 EDT 2011

The table implementation that ships with Python-Markdown is a clone of
PHP Extra's implementation [1] so no, there is no support for column
spans. As I've stated before on this list, I am in the "tables should
be raw html" camp, so I don't anticipate Python-Markdown getting a
more feature complete tables implementation any time soon.

That said, there are a couple third party extensions [2] which offer
different table implementations. Perhaps one of those will serve your
needs. Or maybe not. I haven't looked at them in awhile.


On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Alexandre Leray
<newsletters at> wrote:

> Oh oh, I thought I was on python-markdown list! I'm using python-markdown :)


> On 06/10/2011 21:31, Waylan Limberg wrote:


>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Fletcher T. Penney

>> <fletcher at>  wrote:


>>> There is no table implementation in markdown.


>> While Fletcher is technically correct, there are various

>> implementations which do offer a table syntax. Unfortunately, not all

>> of them offer the same syntax, so you'll need to specify which

>> implementation you are using.



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