Merging cells and controlling text alignment would make a lot of things easier and cleaner for me.
The features supported by MultiMarkdown are as follows:
- Cell merging (“long cells”) as often seen in spreadsheets
- Heading grouping
- Set text alignment of cell contents
- Table titles (“captions”)
Using MultiMarkdown for tables is the proposed idea.
In my mind, it does not need to be MultiMarkdown syntax specifically. But any simple syntax that provides additional table formatting without writing HTML or an external editor would be very nice.
Another alternative would be to use a markdown parser that can more easily be extended so that plugin developers could add features directly.
Table Extended is a plugin which adds MultiMarkdown tables to Obsidian, but it is not compatible with Advanced Tables, which make tables actually usable in Obsidian.
If Obsidian were to directly support MultiMarkdown directly then it would be much easier for Advanced Tables to integrate this functionality - at least according to the developer of Advanced Tables: