Improve patch to show tables in pdfs
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Description

Current Status: Currently, no tables of any sort are included when you print a wikipedia article as pdf. However, @cscott has started writing a patch to change that: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/107587/. The patch adds tables to pdfs, but does not cover all cases possible.

Task: Improve the patch, e.g. by:

  • handling COLSPAN and ROWSPAN attributes
  • handling cell alignment
  • handling tables that are longer than a single page

Please be aware that there are separate tasks for adding all tables in an appendix of the pdf.

Background:
The proposal to Include tables in pdfs received 23 support votes in the community wishlist survey, and was ranked #39 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Templates#Inserting_templates_.28tables.29_in_PDF_and_Books

This was also on the German Community Wishlist 2015: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_W%C3%BCnsche_2015/PDF_und_Drucken#Tabellen_in_PDFs

Lea_WMDE created this task.Jun 9 2016, 3:50 PM
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Lea_WMDE updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 10 2016, 11:41 AM
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Addshore moved this task from Incoming to Tables in pdfs on the TCB-Team board.Jun 22 2016, 12:56 PM
Lea_WMDE closed this task as Invalid.Aug 17 2016, 3:48 PM

Since we decided that the more fool-proof way to have tables in pdfs is to render the PDF through the Electron service, I am closing this task.