Adding wikitable support for thead, tbody, and tfoot elements would be a harmless enhancement, allowing more sophisticated
formatting of tables (both in pages' wikitext, and using style attributes or style sheets).
Logically, each element would only need a start tag, and would be closed when the following element starts or the table ends (as
|- serves for table rows). Possible wikitable shortcuts:
|! associated with table headers (but possibly confusing) |^ analogous to GREP start of string |< analogous to XML/HTML tag opening |[ opening bracket representing start
|= fatter version of table row |[ enclosing bracket representing a block
|_ underscore=bottom line |$ analogous to GREP end of string |> analogous to HTML/XML tag closing |/ analogous to HTML/XML closing tag |] closing bracket representing ending `
See also Bug 3156: T5156: Request not to filter <tbody> and </tbody> codes