colspan Column Span (NISO JATS table model)

Table attribute used to request horizontal spanning of more than one column. (This attribute is based on and intended to be converted easily to the XHTML colspan attribute.)


To specify horizontal spanning, this attribute contains the number of columns that a table cell will span. (The table cell will be tagged with a <td> or <th> element.)
OPTIONAL (defaults to 1) on elements: <td>, <th>
Value Meaning
Counting number How many column widths this cell will span, for example, “3”.
Default value 1 (Spans 1 column)
Tagged Sample

Column spans for table header cells

 <th colspan="3" align="center" rowspan="1">Institutional care</th>
 <th align="left"/>
 <th colspan="2" align="center" rowspan="1">&#x2003;Bed use (days)</th>