[Table] BBCode

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
I imagine that it would work if there were separate BBcodes for table, th, tr, and td, so you'd be using HTML but with square brackets instead of angle brackets. But you'd have only the elements, not their attributes (align, valign, rowspan, border, etc.) so it would be rather primitive.

There hasn't been much demand for table tags; I don't think it's come up before. One workaround is to use
 to line up tabular information, e.g.,
[code]English    Spanish    Klingon
---------  ---------  -----------------
Monday     lunes      a good day to die
Tuesday    martes     a good day to die
Wednesday  miércoles  a good day to die
Thursday   jueves     a good day to die
Friday     viernes    a good day to die
Saturday   sábado     a good day to die
Sunday     domingo    a good day to die

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
BBcode.org lists "popular bbcode tags, some considered to be standard and supported in just about any bbcode implementation, others less likely to be supported". Sure enough, our version of vBulletin supports some but not all of them. For example, vBulletin doesn't support strikeout. bbcode.org lists it as but we added it ourselves as .


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Feb 17, 2011
Spokane, WA
When I tried to post it here, I get

KoodauwIIDP, Fireshot91
rick snagwellITomorrow
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Queen of SpadesIRick
SythasIIIMoyank, Scepticalscribe, Aggie
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When I post it in some other vB forums, it comes out like
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Maybe that functionality comes with vB 4.x.
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