tbody (db.cals.entrytbl.tbody)

tbody — A wrapper for the rows of a table or informal table.


tbody (db.cals.entrytbl.tbody) ::=

  • One or more of:
    • row (db.entrytbl.row)


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • valign (enumeration)
    • “bottom”
    • “middle”
    • “top”


The tbody wrapper identifies the rows of a table that form the body of the table, as distinct from the header (thead) and footer (tfoot) rows.

In most tables, the tbody contains most of the rows.

Processing expectations

This element is expected to obey the semantics of the CALS Table Model Document Type Definition calsdtd.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Specifies the vertical alignment of text in an entry.

Enumerated values:

Aligned on the bottom of the entry.


Aligned in the middle.


Aligned at the top of the entry.


These elements contain tbody: entrytbl.


The following elements occur in tbody: row (db.entrytbl.row).

See Also

Related elements: colspec, entry, entrytbl, informaltable, row, spanspec, table, tbody (db.cals.tbody), tfoot, tgroup, thead.