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DataTables multiple tables example

Preamble

Using standard jQuery selector syntax with DataTables it is trivial to initialise multiple tables with a single line of Javascript, as shown below. All tables are completely independent, but share the parameters passed thought the initialiser object (for example if you specific the Spanish language file, all tables will be shown in Spanish).

Live example

Trident based browsers

Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade
Internet Explorer 4.0 Win 95+ 4 X
Internet Explorer 5.0 Win 95+ 5 C
Internet Explorer 5.5 Win 95+ 5.5 A
Internet Explorer 6 Win 98+ 6 A
Internet Explorer 7 Win XP SP2+ 7 A
AOL browser (AOL desktop) Win XP 6 A

Gecko based browsers

Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade
Firefox 1.0 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.7 A
Firefox 1.5 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Firefox 2.0 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Firefox 3.0 Win 2k+ / OSX.3+ 1.9 A
Camino 1.0 OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Camino 1.5 OSX.3+ 1.8 A
Netscape 7.2 Win 95+ / Mac OS 8.6-9.2 1.7 A
Netscape Browser 8 Win 98SE+ 1.7 A
Netscape Navigator 9 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Mozilla 1.0 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1 A
Mozilla 1.1 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.1 A
Mozilla 1.2 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.2 A
Mozilla 1.3 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.3 A
Mozilla 1.4 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.4 A
Mozilla 1.5 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.5 A
Mozilla 1.6 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.6 A
Mozilla 1.7 Win 98+ / OSX.1+ 1.7 A
Mozilla 1.8 Win 98+ / OSX.1+ 1.8 A
Seamonkey 1.1 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Epiphany 2.20 Gnome 1.8 A

WebKit based browsers (note no platform)

Browser Engine version CSS grade
Safari 1.2 125.5 A
Safari 1.3 312.8 A
Safari 2.0 419.3 A
Safari 3.0 522.1 A
OmniWeb 5.5 420 A
iPod Touch / iPhone 420.1 A
S60 413 A

Initialisation code

$(document).ready(function() {
	$('.dataTable').dataTable();
} );

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