Thread Subject: Re: tables in wiki?
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Sat, Oct 28 2006 9:20 AM
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On 10/28/06, Jim Tobias < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> I see from the wiki documentation that tables are possible:
> 1. How screen-reader-friendly are the resulting tables?
If they are marked up with the appropriate headers and are not overly
complex, they are quite accessible.
> 2. WikiCode is not very easy for new users to learn. Is there a way to
> modify the editing toolbar so text can be single-click-converted to a table?
No, but you can use HTML to generate the tables as well, if you're
more confortable with that (or have a tool that can generate the table
> 3. Do we want to encourage wiki tables, or use external documents like
I think most of this type of content could be put into the wiki (in
either wiki table syntax or HTML). I think there's probably at least
one person in each subcommittee that would be able to do this. Here's
a few options for other spreadsheets/documents:
1. Google Spreadsheets and Documents - this is a fantastic tool, but
the reports on accessibility haven't been great. I'll do some more
2. I could allow .xls and .doc uploads to the wiki. This brings up
concerns of the potential for viruses and the end user must of
3. Individuals can post the documents to their own servers and provide
a link to them.
That's just a few ideas.