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Tables and skins

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Jan 3, 2005
If, like me, you prefer the Monobook skin (default on Wikipedia and many other Mediawiki-powered wikis), you need to be aware that certain table elements aren't rendered the same way in the "rr" skin.

I always thought that the using the <tg></tg> and <freqsubcat></freqsubcat> custom tags was cool but that it generated funny-looking tables. Turns out that if you use the "rr" skin, they look great.

Likewise, I'd been making tables using just this:

{| class="wikitable sortable"

That's fine if you're using the Monobook skin but not so much if using "rr". If you are using Monobook, please update your table spec to this:

{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="border-collapse:collapse"

So please, convert all those lists to tables! :D


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Jul 22, 2002
Bowie, Md.
There are certainly times when a table is better than a list - however for newcomers, lists are much easier to change and maintain. Not nearly as much 'odd looking' coding that could get messed up

There are so many lists in the wiki that it would be nearly impossible to convert them all, I would think. Nevertheless, have fun....Mike
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