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Name

informaltable — A table without a title

Synopsis

informaltable (db.cals.informaltable) ::= (infodb.titleforbidden.info, (alt? & Indexing inlines* & textobject*), (mediaobject+ | tgroup+), captiondb.caption)

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • colsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • floatstyle

  • frame (enumeration) = “all” | “bottom” | “none” | “sides” | “top” | “topbot”

  • orient (enumeration) = “land” | “port”

  • pgwide (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • rowheader (enumeration) = “firstcol” | “norowheader”

  • rowsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • tabstyle

Description

This informaltable element identifies an informal CALS table (one without a title). DocBook allows either CALS or HTML tables, both of which describe tables geometrically using rows, columns, and cells.

Tables may include column headers and footers with thead and tfoot, respectively. Use the rowheader attribute to identify row headers.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

This element is expected to obey the semantics of the CALS Table Model Document Type Definition [calsdtd].

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

colsep

Specifies the presence or absence of the column separator.

Enumerated values:
“0”

No column separator rule.

“1”

Provide a column separator rule on the right.

floatstyle

Specifies style information to be used when rendering the float.

frame

Specifies how the table is to be framed. Note that there is no way to obtain a border on only the starting edge (left, in ...

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