What I really want to do is have a list with columns. The problem with all the existing 'columns' plugins for Dokuwiki is that you have to enter the data in columns and that doesn't work if what you want is a nicely laid out list.
The particular case that started me off on this particular query was a need to list wiring colours, the codes used on a diagram for the colours and a description of what the colour of wire is used for. So, as a table this is:-
^ Cable colour ^ Code ^ Description ^
| Blue | BL | starter interlock wiring |
| Brown | BN | +12v fused to cruise control and magnetic clutch |
| Grey | GR | switched, pairs with black for reversing motors |
| Orange | OR | seat switch magnetic clutch interlock |
| Pink | P | +12v, fused |
| Red | R | +12v direct battery +ve |
| Black | SB | +12v, switched, to motors, lights, etc. |
| Violet | VO | +12v fused to ignition switch |
| Violet/Black | VO/SB | Magnetic clutch switch wiring |
| White | W | Engine wiring |
| Yellow | Y | Cruise control switch wiring |
| Yellow/Green | Y/GN | 0v, ground |
However I don't really want it as a table, it would make much more sense as a list, but you can't easily space out the elements as needed.