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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

table — A formal table in a document

Synopsis

table (db.cals.table) ::= ((((title & titleabbrev?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titleonlyreq.info), (alt? & Indexing inlines* & textobject*), (mediaobject+ | tgroup+), captiondb.caption)

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • colsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • floatstyle

  • frame (enumeration) = “all” | “bottom” | “none” | “sides” | “top” | “topbot”

  • label

  • orient (enumeration) = “land” | “port”

  • pgwide (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • rowheader (enumeration) = “firstcol” | “norowheader”

  • rowsep (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • shortentry (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

  • tabstyle

  • tocentry (enumeration) = “0” | “1”

Additional constraints

  • example must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • figure must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • equation must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • informaltable must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • caution must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • important must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • note must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • tip must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

  • warning must not occur among the children or descendants of table.

Description

This table element identifies a formal table (one without a title). DocBook allows either CALS or HTML tables, both of which describe tables geometrically using rows, columns, and cells. ...

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