$Revision: 1666 $
$Date: 2002-06-12 07:19:37 -0400 (Wed, 12 Jun 2002) $
spanspec — Formatting information for a spanned column in a table
spanspec ::= EMPTY
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.
<spanspec spanname="fullyear" namest="jan" nameend="dec"/>exists in a table,
ColSpecs named “jan” and “dec” must also exist in the same table.
Align specifies the horizontal alignment
EntryTbls) in the span. The
default alignment is inherited from the enclosing
Char is specified, see also
EntryTbls can specify an alternate alignment.
Char specifies the alignment character when
Align attribute is set to
CharOff specifies the percentage of the
column's total width that should appear to the left of the first
occurance of the character identified in
Char when the
attribute is set to
Char. This attribute is inherited from
ColSpec of the column specified in
Namest or from the enclosing
ColSep has the value 1 (true), then
a rule will be drawn to the right of the spanning column described by this
SpanSpec. A value of 0 (false) suppresses the rule.
The rule to the right of the last column in the table is controlled by the
Frame attribute of the enclosing
InformalTable and the
ColSep of the last column in the table
is ignored. If unspecified, this attribute is inherited from
NameEnd is the name (defined in a
ColSpec) of the rightmost column of the span.
NameSt is the name (defined in a
ColSpec) of the leftmost column of the span.
RowSep has the value 1 (true), then a
rule will be drawn below all the cells in this
A value of 0 (false) suppresses the rule. The rule below the last row
in the table is controlled by the
attribute of the enclosing
InformalTable and the
of the last row is ignored. If unspecified, this attribute is
inherited from enclosing elements.