row — A row in a table
row (db.entrytbl.row) ::=
row is a row in a table. It contains all of
the cells (
that appear in that row.
This element is expected to obey the semantics of the CALS Table Model Document Type Definition [calsdtd].
row, cells are arranged horizontally
from the start of the row to the end. Cells can, but are not required
to, specify the column in which they occur, so it is possible for a
row to contain fewer cells than there are columns in the table. This
introduces missing cells, which are assumed to be empty. These missing
cells can occur anywhere in the row.
Once a cell has been allocated to a column, subsequent cells may not fill preceding columns. In other words, while three cells can specify that they occur in columns 1, 3, and 5, they cannot specify that they occur in columns 1, 5, and 3. Once a column is passed, you can never go back.
If cells do not specify the column in which they occur, they are placed in the next available column. Calculation of the next available column is complicated by horizontal and vertical spanning. Cells from preceding rows can have a vertical span that causes them to extend into the current row, thus occupying space in the current row. These logically occupied cells are skipped ...