First: By "complex HTML table", I mean tables which makes use of the colspan (and perhaps rowspan) attributes on table cell elements (td and th elements) in order to make cells span more than a single column (or row).

Issue: Editing of complex tables is, I would say, impossible in XMLmind XML editor. Once your document *have* a complex table (for instance a complex table that was edited by another application), the table will (at least most often) be rendered very well by XMLmind XML editor. But as soon as you start to edit those cells, by spanning or splitting them, the rendering falls apart.

I have tried to manually re-render the page I work on (Command-L on Mac), but it does not help. (May be it helps sometimes - in less complex documents - but at least does not work in my case.) The problems arise, typically, when, until one is finished editing (thus: while the "table math" tells XMLmind that there are too few or to many cells in a particular row (or column)). XMLmind XML editor will then render the table in the mos bizarre ways - leaving the user completely uncertain what is going on. In my case the entire document window basically became white/empty so I had to close the document. As much as I can tell, I must do the rest of my table editing in other tools.

Does this sound like a priority issue to the developers? If so I can offer more detailed reports.

Leif Halvard Silli
XMLmind XML Editor Support List

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