I'm wondering if there is any way to use XHTML tables in my documents, but limiting what can be used, so I will only have <table>, <td>, <tr>, and a couple of attributes.
Actually what I need is the editor to recognize my model of tables (a very simple one based on xhtml) as table and therefore to be able to use the table tool of the editor to create and modify them.
If I just simplifyxhtml-tbl.dtd in the entities folder, the editor doesn't recognize anymore my model as a table.
I have also tried to modify the dcf file, but besides telling the editor what model to use (CALS or html), I can't see how to take advantage of it...
Sorry, I forgot to tell it.
I was using Epic 4.3 for the development (FOSI, ACL, etc.), but as soon as all the details are finished, the editors will start working using the last version of Arbortext editor.
Now, following Brandon's advise, I have seen that neither theCustom tables overview Help nor the elementTableModelDefinitionsin the DCF files appear in EPIC 4.3, but does in Arbortext Editor 5.1 (the only versions I have so far), so happy as I was to keep working with my old Epic version of the editor, now it's time to upgrade...
Thank you all.
I can second that point of the Arbx table models not being accessible for customisation. But if your standard CALS, XHTML tables you'll have no problems 🙂
Likewise custom tables although good for some layout things I have found them quite limited for specialised developments, for example if you need multiple custom tables types and wanted to re-use some element(s) across 1 or more of them its not going to let you etc..