What if the table contains data that spans multiple columns?
For example, a personal calendar could have events that span across multiple hours, or even multiple days.
Data can span columns using the
colspan attribute. The attribute accepts an integer (greater than or equal to 1) to denote the number of columns it spans across.
<table> <tr> <th>Monday</th> <th>Tuesday</th> <th>Wednesday</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">Out of Town</td> <td>Back in Town</td> </tr> </table>
In the example above, the data
Out of Town spans the
Tuesday table headings using the value
2 (two columns). The data
Back in Town appear only under the
In index.html, span a
<td> element across two columns.