entry — A cell in a table.


entry ::= [-]


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • align (enumeration)
    • “center”
    • “char”
    • “justify”
    • “left”
    • “right”
  • char
  • charoff (decimal)
  • At most one of:
    • colname
    • namest
    • spanname
    • All or none of:
      • namest
      • nameend
  • colsep (enumeration)
    • “0”
    • “1”
  • morerows (integer)
  • rotate (enumeration)
    • “0”
    • “1”
  • rowsep (enumeration)
    • “0”
    • “1”
  • valign (enumeration)
    • “bottom”
    • “middle”
    • “top”


An entry is a cell in a table.

Each entry may specify its starting column. Entries that do not explicitly specify a starting column begin implicitly in the column that is immediately adjacent to the preceding cell. Note that entrys with the morerows attribute from preceding rows implicitly occupy cells in the succeeding rows.

A row is not required to be full. It is legal for some entries to be completely absent (at the beginning, middle, or end of a row).

Processing expectations

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

The content of entry is formatted to fit within the table cell that it occupies. Horizontal and vertical spanning may allow the content of an entry to occupy several physical cells.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


Specifies the horizontal alignment of text in an entry.

Enumerated values:



Aligned on a particular character.


Left and right justified.


Left justified.


Right justified.


Specifies the alignment character when align is set to “char” .


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 align is set to “char” .


Specifies a column specification by name.


Specifies the presence or absence of the column separator

Enumerated values:

No column separator rule.


Provide a column separator rule on the right


Specifies the number of additional rows which this entry occupies. Defaults to zero.


Specifies an ending column by name.


Specifies a starting column by name.


Specifies the rotation of this entry. A value of 1 (true) rotates the cell 90 degrees counter-clockwise. A value of 0 (false) leaves the cell unrotated.

Enumerated values:

Do not rotate the cell.


Rotate the cell 90 degrees counter-clockwise.


Specifies the presence or absence of the row separator

Enumerated values:

No row separator rule.


Provide a row separator rule below


Specifies a span by name.


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 entry: row (db.entrytbl.row), row (db.row).


The following elements occur in entry: text, abbrev, acronym, address, alt, anchor, author, bibliolist, biblioref, blockquote, bridgehead, calloutlist, citation, citebiblioid, citetitle, coref, date, dialogue, drama, editor, email, emphasis (db._emphasis), emphasis (db.emphasis), epigraph, equation, example, figure, firstterm (db._firstterm), firstterm (db.firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), formalpara, glosslist, glossterm (db._glossterm), glossterm (db.glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), informalequation, informalexample, informalfigure, informaltable, inlineequation, inlinemediaobject, itemizedlist, jobtitle, link, literal, literallayout, mediaobject, note, olink, optional, orderedlist, org, orgname, para, person, personname, phrase (db._phrase), phrase (db.phrase), poetry, procedure, productname, productnumber, qandaset, quote (db._quote), quote (db.quote), remark, revhistory, sidebar, simpara, simplelist, subscript, superscript, table, task, termdef, trademark, uri, variablelist, wordasword, xref.

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