Table Footer (XHTML table model)


See documentation for the HTML 4.0 (XHTML) table model.

The footer rows and columns within a standard XHTML table.


The element holds table metadata just as the table header rows do, for those tables that have metadata at both the head and the foot. The footer is defined separately from the body of a table so that table processing software can treat it differently, for example making the table footer bold or repeating the footer when a table breaks across pages.


align Horizontal Alignment (XHTML table model)
alternate-form-of Alternate Form of Graphic, Media Object, Etc.
char Table Cell Alignment Character (XHTML table model)
charoff Table Character Offset (XHTML table model)
content-type Type of Content
id Identifier
valign Vertical Alignment (XHTML table model)

Related Elements

This container element for rows and columns should not be confused with the element <table-wrap-foot>, which holds footnotes or general notes to the table and is part of the containing <table-wrap> element, not part of the rows and columns of the table.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT %tfoot.qname;  %tfoot.content; >


Table Row (XHTML table model) <tr>, one or more

This element may be contained in:

<table> Table (XHTML table model)

Tagged Example

<table-wrap id="TN0.170">
<p>Numbers of patients receiving institutional care at the
end of scheduled follow up and use of hospital beds among
those allocated to day hospital or alternative services</p>
<th colspan="3" align="center"
rowspan="1">Institutional care</th>
<th colspan="2" align="center"
rowspan="1">&#x2003;Bed use (days)</th>
<td align="center">Patients</td>
<td align="center">Patients</td>
<td align="center">Odds ratio</td>
<td align="center">Patients</td>
<td align="center">Patients</td>
<td colspan="3"><hr/></td>
<td colspan="2"><hr/></td>
<th>Control group</th>
<th align="center">Day hospital</th>
<th align="center">Control</th>
<th align="center">Odds ratio (95&#x0025; CI)</th>
<th align="center">Day hospital</th>
<th align="center">Control</th>
<td colspan="7"><hr/></td>
<td>Comprehensive care (5 trials)</td>
<td align="center">151/597<xref ref-type="table-fn"
<td align="center">159/584</td>
<td align="center">0.91 (0.70 to 1.19)</td>
<td align="center">20.5</td>
<td align="center">21.4</td>
<td>Domiciliary care (4 trials)</td>
<td align="center">20/216</td>
<td align="center">&#x2002;19/227</td>
<td align="center">1.61 (0.30 to 8.55)</td>
<td align="center">&#x2002;7.7</td>
<td align="center">11.1</td>
<tr><td>No comprehensive care (3 trials)</td>
<td align="center">37/411</td>
<td align="center">&#x2002;66/403</td>
<td align="center">0.50<xref ref-type="table-fn"
(0.26 to 0.96)</td>
<td align="center">11.2</td>
<td align="center">11.7</td>
<td align="center">208/1224</td>
<td align="center">244/1214</td>
<td align="center">0.77 (0.52 to 1.13)</td>
<td align="center">15.0</td>
<td align="center">16.4</td>
<fn id="TF1-150">
<p>Data not available for 1 trial.</p>
<fn id="TF1-151"><p>P&#x003C;0.05 (random effects