Recent Enhancement to the HTML table

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The HTML table has recently been enhanced to support HTML version 5. The HTML table in the backend uses a parser which autocorrects malformed tags. To support HTML5 we are using a different parser then the one used previously. Because of this change, the output might be slightly different than before. To ensure backward compatibility, both the parsers are supported, with the older one being the default. The new parser can be used by just appending compat=”html5” to the query.

For Example: select * from html where url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=yhoo” and compat=”html5″

Please start using this feature and give us your feedback! Eventually the new parser which supports ‘html5’ will be made default, but that will follow an announcement. Even after the new parser is made default, the old one can still be used by having compat equals to ‘html4’.