CALS tables are a lot of fun, and I've not had any problems tweaking them in 
XXE. As part of what I hope will become a steady march towards the future, I 
regularly use Paste as table to rescue content from a certain popular 
word-processor before tidying up the content in XXE. The only issue I've ever 
noticed – I think I can remember well enough to make sense – is that the value 
of cols sometimes ends up not matching the actual content of the table; but I 
have not seen it bring XXE to a halt.

Ir's fair to say, though, I've not tried using XXE on .html tables. I'd 
generally transform .html source to CALS .xml in an external editor first, then 
see what XXE makes of the results.

Niels Grundtvig Nielsen

On 14 October 2016 at 09:52:03 +02:00, Hussein Shafie <> 

> On 10/14/2016 01:08 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> > 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).
> > 
> I would not call this a "complex HTML table".
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> We routinely edit complex tables, having cells spanning several rows and/or 
> columns, using XMLmind XML editor alone and never had any problem.
> What you describe is simply XMLmind XML editor crashing and burning when you 
> edit a complex table. If you had a console, you would see low-level error 
> messages (exception stack traces).
> Please explain step by step how to reproduce this bug and we'll be glad to 
> fix it (or at least to make XMLmind XML editor more robust when faced to 
> ill-formed, yet valid, HTML tables).
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