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Name

colspec — Specifications for a column in a table

Synopsis

colspec ::= empty

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • align (enumeration) = “center” | “char” | “justify” | “left” | “right”

  • char

  • charoff (decimal)

  • colname

  • colnum (positiveInteger)

  • colsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • colwidth

  • rowsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

Description

The attributes of this empty element specify the presentation characteristics of entries in a column of a table.

Each colspec refers to a single column. Columns are numbered sequentially from left to right in the table. If the colnum attribute is not specified, the colspec is for the next column after the preceding colspec or column 1 if it is the first colspec.

Processing expectations

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

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

align

Specifies the horizontal alignment of text in an entry.

Enumerated values:
“center”

Centered

“char”

Aligned on a particular character

“justify”

Left and right justified

“left”

Left justified

“right”

Right justified

char

Specifies the alignment character when align is set to char.

charoff

Specifies the percentage of the column’s total width that should appear to the left of the first occurrence of the character identified in char when align is set to char.

colname

Provides a name for a column specification.

colnum

The number of the column to which this specification applies. ...

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