The XHTML WYSIWYG Editor For Desktop & Web Applications

Authoring Data Tables

XStandard can create two types of tables: tables used to create a visual layout of the page (layout tables) and tables used to organize data (data tables).

The XHTML for data tables can be complex, so XStandard is built to do the hard work for you. Typically, data tables will have the following elements <table>, <caption>, <thead>, <tbody>, <tr>, <th> and <td> and the following attributes <th id="a"> and <td headers="a b">.

Accessibility devices process data tables differently than layout tables. In data tables, cell contents are read in relation to header cells, either column headers (seen in the example below), row headers, or row and column headers combined.

Press the View Source button on the toolbar to see the XHTML for the data table below, then press the Screen Reader Preview button on the toolbar to see how a screen reader would process this data table.

In the editor below, click inside a table and bring up the context menu. Select "Table" to see the full range of editing options available for tables.

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