HTML Table Updater - Any Recommendations?

I have a nice looking table that lists news articles. The format is

<table style="width: 100%;" border="0" bordercolor="#000000" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
<td style="width: 1%;"><strong>Date </strong></td>
<td class="last heading"><strong>News </strong></td></tr>
<td>MM/DD/YYYY </td>
<td class="last">Publication name: <a href="" target="_blank">Big news story here.</a></td></tr>

Our CMS has a WYSIWYG editor that’s not Mac friendly, and breaks this table. The Mac users need to add articles to this table regularly. Sometimes they also need to remove articles.

I can get by fine just copy-pasting HTML, but the Mac users do not want to edit any HTML. I need something that will extract the table from the live site, accept a user’s input of new data, and then return code for a new table that’s ready to copy and paste into the CSS HTML view.

An older thread discusses a few good table generators, but those are not capable of pulling a live table from an existing page.

Am I going about this the hard way? Should I try making my own table generating tool, like the one at

To get some custom functionality, I had to build a data adapter in C# and write a couple classes to handle building tables from database data. It took a couple weeks, just to give you an idea of what it was like trying to get production grade code together. If that’s easier than the alternative, go for it. If not, slog on. :wink: I suspect you can do it either way, it’s just a matter of which is going to be most effective for you. Either its going to be a pain getting the info in and out of the database, but the display can be driven off the current functionality, or you can write your own table display module to make the I/O easier. If you have any other questions, feel free.