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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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Controlling Other Table Attributes

In addition to tweaking alignments, you have a say in other aspects of the tables you create. These include

  • Content summary

  • Background color

  • Captions

  • Width of the table

  • Borders

  • Spacing within and between cells

The next six sections walk you through each of these table features and discuss the XHTML elements and attributes you need to know to produce them.

Content Summary

Each revision to the HTML standard has shown increasing support for specialized browsers, such as Braille-based or speech-based browsers. Using these improvements makes your content more accessible to visually impaired users with text-based or speech-based browsers, and you should look for opportunities to work these new elements and attributes ...

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