When comparing Handsontable vs DataTables, the Slant community recommends DataTables for most people. In the question“What are the best HTML Grid controls for Excel like editing?” DataTables is ranked 2nd while Handsontable is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose DataTables is:
DataTables has multiple pagination types; DOM, JS array, AJAX file and server-side processing, localization support, [plugins](http://datatables.net/extensions/), multiple data source options, customizable by CSS, etc.
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Pro Well documented
Handsontable provides easy to follow tutorials for those new to the plugin, detailed documentation on using the features and examples of the plugin in use.
Pro Widely used
Handsontable has a fast growing community and is currently used by thousands of developers.
Pro Actively developed
Handsontable was developed and is currently supported by the development team at [Handsoncode] (http://handsoncode.net/)
Pro Highly flexible
DataTables has multiple pagination types; DOM, JS array, AJAX file and server-side processing, localization support, plugins, multiple data source options, customizable by CSS, etc.
Pro Great documentation
DataTables documentation is thorough and very well written.
Pro Inline editing
Inline row editing is supported.
The fuzzy search is fast and flexible - I haven't found anything like it
Pro Grids within grids
Con Issues with non-Latin script
Cells that are filled out with non-Latin script such as Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc display the first character as Latin.