asciidoc tables

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Mon Jul 4 07:46:30 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> esr at said:
> > Sadly, proportional is all you can do in the table model of XML-DocBook
> > (which is what asciidoc uses as a back end). 
> Can I specify the total width in characters?


> Can we assume the width is appropriate for a man page?  That might look ugly 
> with narrow or wide web pages but it will probably be better for the typical 
> case.  (at least the way I read web pages)

Yes, the stylesheet does do that.
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