How to prevent Confluence 4.x from inserting paragraphs around table elements inserted via wiki markup

  1. Edit a page and select Insert -> Wiki Markup
  2. Add table markup like
    || AA || 
    | bb |
  3. Results in a table that when viewed as source looks like:
    <table class="confluenceTable"><tbody><tr><th class="confluenceTh"><p>AA</p></th></tr><tr><td class="confluenceTd"><p>bb</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
  4. This is different than Confluence 3.x and different that what is produced using native table insert

Another question is how to you edit the page to remove the extra <p> that are inserted?

This seems like a bug.

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David Simpson Community Champion Sep 16, 2012

You could try doing it client-side :)

Something like this:

AJS.$('.confluenceTh &gt; p,.confluenceTd &gt; p').children().unwrap();

David Simpson Community Champion Sep 16, 2012

Sorry, I didn't quite get what you meant by native table insert. Likely that won't work :(

Thanks, I just mean using insert table natively in the confluence editor.


i am also facing the same problem i have few user macros i want to fetch the contents between thoes where the </p> tags get added its not unexpected.

This is a kludge. It doesn't prevent Confluence from adding the <p>s, but it does prevent them from showing on your pages:

If you already have a stylesheet you use add to it:

.noP p {

If you don't have a stylesheet, add the following at the top of each page where you have the issue:

  .noP p {

Then wrap your tables with a div of class noP like so,


Could someone from Atlassian comment on this behavior?

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