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I believe this sheet about baggage sizes should be on the main site especially because second baggage size information is extremely scarce elsewhere. There is no markdown to create tables so it would only be a very poor replacement if I exported it -- in Google Sheets it can be ordered etc. So what about making this link alone a self answer about published baggage sizes or some such?

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    If you do go ahead with either of the options suggested already then please make sure it has a prominent Updated on xxxx in the page (not relying on the date of last edit). – mdewey Mar 7 at 13:24
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    I will certainly not do this. Yes donatstudios.com/CsvToMarkdownTable could generate a markdown table but it's uneditable. @Willeke's solution is tenable. – chx Mar 7 at 23:37
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    Just out of curiosity, are you the owner of the spreadsheet? – gparyani Mar 12 at 12:49
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Linking to Google Sheets is unreliable since its easy to accidentally turn off access permissions at any time in the future. Likewise its poorly indexed by search engines and can be difficult to open on mobile devices. Instead you can use this online markdown generator to produce StackExchange-compatible tables:


| Airline   | URL  | Two bags? | Height | Width | Depth | Height | Width | Depth |
|-----------|------|-----------|--------|-------|-------|--------|-------|-------|
| Lufthansa | Link | n         | 55     | 40    | 23    | 40     | 30    | 10    |
| Swiss     | Link | n         | 55     | 40    | 23    | 40     | 30    | 10    |

See the source code of this answer for details on how to format the table so that it shows up properly.

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    It's impossible to see the source code of meta posts unless you have edit rights, since suggested edits don't exist on meta. – TRiG Mar 8 at 9:18
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    @TRiG Copy the anonymous share link, then change /a/[answer ID] to /posts/[answer ID]/revisions, and view the source from there. – gparyani Mar 12 at 12:52
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    Thanks, @gparyani. So, here's a clickable link: travel.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/5008/revisions. – TRiG Mar 13 at 15:28
  • The problem of such code blocks is the fact that screen readers cannot read them properly – Ferrybig Mar 13 at 20:15
  • @Ferrybig its still much better than Google Sheets – JonathanReez Supports Monica Mar 13 at 20:16
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If you put just a link it will likely be closed, by the community, as link only.
But if you write a short answer and put your link in that it should stay open.

As a user I do appreciate a short description of what I will find on the page where the link leads to. In this case 'a page with this kind of information' rather than a quote would do for me.

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