EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <spanspec> Spanned Column Specification

Description:

An empty formatting element that names and describes a column that is formed by combining (spanning) several other columns within a <table>. The <spanspec> element provides the formatting for this horizontal span and can be used to create a "cross head," in which a row contains a heading that flows across many columns and acts as a title for the cells below the row.

Three attributes are used together to force horizontal alignment on a specific character, such as a decimal point. The ALIGN attribute must be set to "char" (align="char"). The CHAR attribute should be set to the specific character on which the text will align (for example the decimal point, char="."). The CHAROFF attribute controls the position of the alignment. CHAROFF names the percentage of the current column width that is to the left of the alignment character (for example, charoff="30").

The extent of a horizontal span is determined by naming the first column (NAMEST) and the last column (NAMEEND) in the span.

By convention, any rule specified in COLSEP is printed or displayed to the right of the column. External rules are specified with the FRAME attribute of <table>; horizontal rules are specified with the <spanspec>, <table> or <tgroup> ROWSEP attribute.

By convention, any rule specified in ROWSEP prints or displays below the row. Vertical rules are specified by a COLSEP attribute; external rules are specified by the FRAME attribute of <table>.

See also related elements <colspec>, <table>, <tgroup>, and <tspec>.

May contain:

EMPTY

May occur within:

tgroup, tspec

Attributes:

ALIGN#IMPLIED, left, right, center, justify, char
CHAR#IMPLIED, CDATA
CHAROFF#IMPLIED, CDATA
COLSEP#IMPLIED, CDATA
NAMEEND#REQUIRED, NMTOKEN
NAMEST#REQUIRED, NMTOKEN
ROWSEP#IMPLIED, CDATA
SPANNAME#REQUIRED, NMTOKEN

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