Markdown table highlighting


I’d really like to have a syntax css class applied markdown tables so I could specify they font and colours. The GFM module doesn’t seem to do this, where should I start to get this to happen?

You could try to implement table support in the gfm mode. But be warned that that is already a bit of a fragile mess, heavily interacting with the even more fragile mess that is the basic markdown mode.

OK! Why is it such a mess? Is markdown syntax hard to do or are these modules just badly implemented?

Markdown is a terrible language to parse, especially if, as in a CodeMirror mode, you can’t really look ahead.