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Platinum Edition Using XHTML™, XML, and Java™ 2 by Andrew H. Watt, Mike Morgan, Jim O'Donnell, Eric Ladd

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Table Elements

XHTML table elements are not only a great way to present information, but a useful layout tool as well (see Figure 3.16). XHTML 1.0 expands the table elements in several important ways:

Figure 3.16. Tables make complex page layouts such as AltaVista's possible because of the very fine alignment control you have within the table.

  • Support for rendering parts of the frame around a table, rather than "all or nothing."

  • Control over which boundaries to draw between cells.

  • Table header, body, and footer sections can be defined as separate entities.

▸ For more information on using tables, see Chapter 6, "Tables"

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