Markdown than is on SE doesn't support table making.

Read the Markdown sytax specs page — section Inline HTML.

Example table in Markdown (and HTML) is on http://paste.ubuntu.com/1633733/. That works on some sites like GitHub, but not on SE.

Why SE doesn't support this?

  • 4
    See MSO for this: Is there any markdown to create tables?
    – gertvdijk
    Feb 10, 2013 at 18:00
  • I saw it :). That tables are ok, but I wants full and true HTML table in MD. I can do that in GitHub, but don't here. Read post than i given (Inline HTML section).
    – user45853
    Feb 10, 2013 at 18:07
  • Why do you want tables? This seems like a corner case rather than an actual need. Feb 11, 2013 at 1:37
  • Example. I don't, but any1 want.
    – user45853
    Feb 11, 2013 at 8:31

1 Answer 1


We are no mind-readers, so we can't tell you why there is no way to do it at this point.

But the reason for the "standard" markdown not working is this: Table HTML is not permitted:

We do not (and will not) allow <table> tags. Sorry. This is intentional and by design. If you need a quick and dirty "table", use <pre> and ASCII layout.

And, as gertvdijk points out, this discussion has been had, and the answer is still the same:

It isn't implemented. That's why it doesn't work.

Except for yet again asking for it to be implemented and using workarounds, there really is nothing else one can do about this.

You must log in to answer this question.