Markdown tables do not work in spoilers (they do in blockquotes) with the standard syntax. In my mind this should be supported, so I think it's a [bug] rather than a [feature request] :). I tried to circumvent that via writing the table in HTML syntax, which actually works in the preview when editing:

>! <table class="s-table"><thead><tr><th style="text-align: center;">Header 1</th><th style="text-align: center;">Header 2</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;">Foo</td><td style="text-align: center;">Bar</td></tr></tbody></table>

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But when you actually post it, it looks like this:

(Spoiler with HTML syntax)

Header 1Header 2FooBar

In blockquotes, they work with standard markdown:

Header 1 Header 2
Foo Bar
  • Yes, I reported that (kinda) at the announcement post.
    – Ollie
    Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 22:04
  • Sorry, didn't look for answers in there. Too bad that this isn't supported. Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 22:13
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    Well, now that I actually looked at it it's technically not a duplicate since this is about tables within spoilers rather than spoilers within tables, but I already accepted the close request. This is probably [status-bydesign] as well anyway :) Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 22:17
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    Yeah, that is by design as well: see Spoilers don't support block formatting (and so don't format well). I've requested that the duplicate target be changed to that. Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 22:35


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