I've noticed in the right hand column for tabular data Galaxy shows
the first few lines with a nice column based layout. Looking at the
source, you actually define an HTML table for this.
However, on the main central column, when viewing a tabular dataset
(by clicking on the eye icon from an entry in the right hand column),
the data is shown as raw text. As long as the data in each column is
about the same length, this works OK. However, if you have variable
length fields then the columns do not line up.
It would be nice if the main display showed the data respecting the
columns. Has this been considered? My guess is that doing this was
rejected due to the computational load to reformat it, and the network
load to send the marked up data.
(I did try and search the mailing list archives but didn't find any
discussion of this)