This is the fifth post by Zeyad Rajabi who owns the XHTML output from Word's new blogging feature. In earlier posts, Zeyad discussed a general overview of the XHTML, details on XHML compliance, how we map styles to semantics, and bullets and numbering. Today Zeyad is discussing the ways in which output tables.
Today I will be talking about tables in our blogging feature. Similarly to other supported Word features, our XHTML output for tables is not full fidelity. Word 2007 provides you with a rich editing experience that allows you to create a multitude of different types of tables. Our blogging feature only supports a handful of the possible types of tables that can be created in Word 2007.
Below is a table that enumerates all the table related HTML elements and the possible attributes and CSS properties that can be output for those elements.
I think the easiest introduction to our XHTML output for tables is to show some sample examples.
This example is the default table style for Word.
Our XHTML output for the table can be found here.
This example shows shading applied to cells vs. rows.
This example shows difference of fidelity when publishing from Word:
This example shows different borders being applied to different cells: