spanspec — Formatting information for a spanned column in a table
spanspec ::= empty
align (enumeration) = “center” | “char” | “justify” | “left” |
colsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”
rowsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”
Required attributes are shown in bold.
spanspec associates a name with a span
between two columns in a table. In the body of the table, cells can
refer to the span by name. Cells that refer to a span will span
horizontally from the first column to the last column, inclusive.
Cells can also form spans directly, by naming the start and end
columns themselves. The added benefit of a
is that it can associate formatting information (such as alignment and
table rule specifications) with the span. This information does not need
to be repeated then, on each spanning cell.
Suppressed. This element is expected to obey the semantics of the CALS Table Model Document Type Definition [calsdtd].
nameend attributes of a
spanspec must refer to named
colspecs in the same table. In other words, if the
t<spanspec spanname="fullyear" namest="jan" nameend="dec"/>
exists in a table,
“jan” and “dec” must also exist in the same