Lines in Tables

Tony Jebson (aj@wg.icl.co.uk)
Fri, 9 Dec 94 08:39:35 GMT


Date: Fri, 9 Dec 94 08:39:35 GMT
From: aj@wg.icl.co.uk (Tony Jebson)
Message-Id: <9412090839.AA25186@ss38.wg.icl.co.uk>
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
Subject: Lines in Tables

One thing I've jyst realised I would like to see in HTML 3.0 is more
control over the lines drawn around tables. At present all you can do
is say whether you have lines or not. It would be nice to be able to
specify border lines, row lines, column lines etc separately.

For example, you might want a table with only some horizontal lines:
               1      5
               2      6
               3      7
               4      8
    _____________________
    Sub total  10     26
    _____________________
               5      9
               6      10
    _____________________
    Total      21     45
    _____________________

I'm not quite sure how this could be specified, but some kind of
line attributes on the <tr>, <th>, and <td> elements might work.
Then again, maybe this kind of thing should be left to style sheets.

    Tony

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