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Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference by Danny Goodman

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Name

<TD> — NN all IE all HTML 3.2

Synopsis

<TD>...</TD>

End Tag: Optional

The TD element is a container for content that is rendered inside one cell of a TABLE element. One cell is the intersection of a column and row. Other elements related to the TD element are CAPTION, COL, COLGROUP, TABLE, TBODY, TFOOT, TH, THEAD, and TR. In addition to providing a wrapper for a cell’s content, the TD element defines a number of visible attributes that apply to a single cell, often overriding similar attributes set in lesser-nested elements in the table.

Four attributes—ABBR, AXIS, HEADERS, and SCOPE—have been added to the HTML 4.0 specification in anticipation of nonvisual browsers that will use text-to-speech technology to describe content of an HTML page—a kind of “verbal rendering.” Although these attributes are briefly described here for the sake of completeness, there is much more to their application in nonvisual browsers than is relevant in this book on Dynamic HTML. Consult the HTML 4.0 recommendation for more details.

Example

<TABLE COLS=3>
<THEAD>
<TR>
<TH>Time<TH>Event<TH>Location
</TR>
</THEAD>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD>7:30am-5:00pm<TD>Registration Open<TD>Main Lobby
</TR>
<TR>
<TD>9:00am-12:00pm<TD>Keynote Speakers<TD>Cypress Room
</TR>
</TBODY>
</TABLE>

Object Model Reference

IE

[window.]document.all.elementID

Attributes

ABBR

BORDERCOLORDARK

COLSPAN

ID

SCOPE

ALIGN

BORDERCOLORLIGHT

DATAFLD

LANG

STYLE

AXIS

CHAR

DIR

LANGUAGE

TITLE

BACKGROUND

CHAROFF ...

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