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The color of the tables' body should be set

See original GitHub issue


First of all, I’m using the default theme as an example. It should apply to other themes as well.

Now the default theme of datatables sets the “background-color” to “white”, but not the “color” of the table. It causes an issue that the users will see a blank table when the color of the whole page is set to “white” (for example, in a dark theme).

In addition, from the below screenshot we can know that all other font elements of the table are using #333 as the font color. The only exception is the table body. I don’t know if there’s any special reason for doing that.

So my suggestion is that datatables should set the color to “#333” explicitly.


(This issue is originally discussed at , if you are interested)

When we set the color of the page to white, the content of the table is missing


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  • State:open
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:5

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DataTablescommented, Mar 18, 2020

Ah I’m with you now - this example demonstrates it nicely: .

I agree - DataTables’ row styling should be using rgba only. I will be updating that in the v2 branch.

DataTablescommented, Mar 18, 2020

Makes sense to leave it open since it is unresolved atm. Thanks!

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