Date: Fri, 9 Dec 94 15:25:52 GMT From: email@example.com (Tony Jebson) Message-Id: <9412091525.AA00228@ss38.wg.icl.co.uk> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Lines in Tables Michael Johnson writes: > How about adding a RULES attribute to the TABLE element: > > rules (none|horiz|vert|both) #IMPLIED -- both if borders on, otherwise none > > This should give sufficient control over rules. It might be desirable to > extend the BORDERS attribute: > > borders (none|horiz|vert|both) none I think this meets most of what I would like. If the RULES attribute is added to the TR element, then it could override the default RULES setting of the table for a particular row (which achieves most of the rest). I'm not sure how the same effect can be elegantly achieved for columns, but it could be done by adding a BORDERS attribute to TD and TH: borders (none|horiz|vert|vleft|vright|htop|hbottom|all) none but that is pretty horrible! It also wouldn't cope with ruling like: xxx | aaaa ----+ yyy | bbbb The only advantage(?) of such a scheme is that it effectively allows custom ruling in a table. --- Tony Jebson --- International Computers Limited (ICL) --- email@example.com --- http://www.to.icl.fi/~aj/index.html --- All opinions expressed here (however stupid) are my own, --- and nothing stated here is an official statement by ICL.