Hi all,

I'm happy to announce the release of html-table, a Ruby interface for
generating HTML Tables without having to manually generate HTML tags
yourself.  While inspired by Perl's HTML::Table, the API is only
somewhat similar and the internals are completely different.  The goal
was to provide a widget-like interface where <TR> represents a "row" and
<TD> and <TH> represent a column.

For now, I am releasing this as "Beta" because I have not entirely made
up my mind about the API.  Mostly, I'll be waiting for feedback to see
how you all like it.  Also, please see the "Future Plans" section.

Synopsis:

require "html/table"

# Create a table
table = HTML::Table.new{ |t|
   t.border = 1
   t.align  = "center"
}

# Create a TableRow object (<tr>) add it explicitly
row0 = HTML::TableRow.new{ |r|
   r.align   = "left"
   r.bgcolor = "red"
}

table.add_tr(row0)

# Create a row implicitly, plus add content, on the fly
row1 = table.add_tr{ |r|
   r.align = "right"
   r.bgcolor = "green"
   r.content = ["foo","bar"] # Add 2 TableData objects (columns)
}

# Create a TableData object (<td>) and add it explicitly
col0 = HTML::TableData.new{ |d|
   d.content = "Hello World!"
   d.nowrap  = true
}

row0.add_td(col0)

# Go back and configure row 1, column 1 ("bar" from above)
table.configure(1,1){ |d|
   d.content = "new bar"
   d.width = 5
   d.height = 10
}

# Finally, print the table
puts table.html

### OUTPUT ###
<table border=1 align='center'>
   <tr align='left' bgcolor='red'>
      <td nowrap>Hello World!</td>
   </tr>
   <tr align='right' bgcolor='green'>
      <td>foo</td>
      <td width=5 height=10>new bar</td>
   </tr>
</table>

There are several examples included in the documentation as well. 
Please see the 'doc' and 'doc/examples' directories.

Enjoy!

Dan