The rows and columns part of a full table. The standard XHTML table model has been used to take advantage of existing software for table handling. For more complete information on this table model, see the documentation for the XHTML table model.
Note: This element contains only the rows and columns of the table, which is typically just part of what would be called a “table” in print or display. A full table might also include a table number (label), a table title, a table caption, table notes and footnotes, introductory paragraphs, etc., so a full table is tagged using the <table-wrap> element. IF the complex table contains rows and columns, <table-wrap> will contain a <table> as well as other content.)
For a detailed discussion on the table formatting, see Table Formatting. For a detailed discussion on the use of <table>s inside <table-wrap> and for related groups of tables, see Table, Table Wrapper, and Table Group.
The standard XHMTL model has been modified to remove the <caption> element from within the <table> element, because, in the base Suite, the <caption> element has been made part of the Table Wrapper<table-wrap> element.
Historical Note: CALS Tables — As part of the 0.1 version of this Tag Set, the OASIS Interchange (CALS) table model was also included in the Suite, to prove that it was possible, though not easy, to include two different table models, by using pseudo-namespaces with a fixed prefix to differentiate any name clashes. Since there were indeed name clashes, the XHTML model was taken as primary (no name spaces) and the OASIS Exchange CALS model was set up to use pseudo-namespaces (prefix “oasis”. Although the OASIS/CALS model has been removed from this Tag Set, the modules to include the OASIS/CALS model in the Tag Set are still shipped with the base Suite. For organizations that choose to use the OASIS model instead of or in addition to the XHTML table model, there is a separate http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/options/OASIS/tag-library/19990315/index.htmlTag Library describing the OASIS elements, attributes, and parameter entities.
The following changes were made to the OASIS table model:
((col* | colgroup*), ((thead?, tfoot?, tbody+) | (tr+)))
The following, in order:
... <table-wrap id="bid.269"> <label>1</label> <caption> <title>Files on the taxonomy FTP site.</title> </caption> <table> <thead> <tr> <th align="left" valign="top">File</th> <th align="left" valign="top">Uncompresses to</th> <th align="left" valign="top">Description</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top">taxdump.tar.Z<xref ref-type="fn" rid="mul2"><sup><italic>a</italic></sup></xref></td> <td align="left" valign="top">readme.txt</td> <td align="left" valign="top">A terse description of the dmp files</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top"></td> <td align="left" valign="top">nodes.dmp</td> <td align="left" valign="top">Structure of the database; lists each taxid with its parent taxid, rank, and other values associated with each node (genetic codes, etc.)</td> </tr> <tr>...</tr>... ... </tbody> </table> <table-wrap-foot> <fn symbol="a" id="mul2"> <p>For non-UNIX users, the file taxdmp.zip includes the same (zip compressed) data.</p> </fn> </table-wrap-foot> </table-wrap> ...