RuneScape talk:University of Lumbridge/Lesson/Tables

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In this lesson we need to cover, based on the outline proposed to the community:

  • What a table is and when they should be used
  • The purpose of all the symbols used in tables, those being:
    • {|
    • |
    • !
    • |-
    • |+
    • |}
  • Basic styling for tables (colours, text alignment, colspan/rowspan, alignment and so forth)
  • How to make a table collapse and use of the Wikitable class

Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 19:07, March 21, 2010 (UTC)


What exactly does the |+ do anyway? and also we might include html tables for different reasons

Runecrafting MythbustermaTalk   HSCabbage.png<= BRASSICA PRIME

20:10, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

We mentioned in the wikiguild proposal that anything HTML will not be taught by this particular guild.
This is the table caption, which has the symbol with the + in front of it.
Header 1
Cell 1

Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 20:12, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

I see and fine no HTML :'(

Runecrafting MythbustermaTalk   HSCabbage.png<= BRASSICA PRIME

20:23, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

So far so good[edit source]

Definitely should have the collapsing section with the "code" to show what's what and how it was done like in the other lessons. (It can be done by "editing" and looking, but I feel this convention to be more user friendly. Particularly for new users.)

Note we've not defined what a table is nor how it should be used, so I'll take a stab...


A table is an element in a page that conveys information as an array of rows and columns. It may be used to simply format the text of a list...

We should also mention Template:Rt/doc and others that may help... "Tables 102"?

--Dionisio 01:00, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

The example tables are too big. They simply don't need to be that large to convey the point.

There's also a faster way to style whole rows.

header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3

you just write the condition for the whole row in the |- area, but you can specify it for a certain cell if you want to override the default for that row.

header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3


Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 01:59, April 2, 2010 (UTC)


<chuckle> Learned something new! And it's documented, sort of... Me fixxy...

The table were handy, so I used 'em.

Working for a school in real life, I like transparent documentation. Folks learn better that way. Suspect that several folks have learned something from our interaction...--Dionisio 03:01, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

Finally! It's going to make this a thousand easier for the rest of my life. I am willing to have the page published. I will use this table lay-out for my calucators. This is what I need! Finally, Thank you whoever made the layout! Thank you! Rsrealm 04:34, May 2, 2010 (UTC)