rowspan Row Span (NISO JATS table model)

Table attribute used to request vertical spanning by naming the number of rows a cell spans in a vertical span. (This attribute is based on and intended to be converted easily to the XHTML rowspan attribute.)


To specify vertical spanning, this attribute contains the number of rows 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
A counting number How many rows this cell will span vertically, for example, “3”.
Default value 1 (Span 1 row)
Tagged Sample

Table header cells spanning a single row

 <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>