Name of Starting Column (OASIS Table Model)


Names the column (using the name specified by the attribute colname) that is the first column in a horizontally-spanning cell


Horizontal spanning in tables is accomplished by placing the content to be spanned in a table cell (<oasis:entry>) and using its namest and nameend attributes to indicate the column on which the span should start and the column on which the span should end (inclusive). Both attributes indicate a column by column name (the content of the colname attribute).


The official OASIS Exchange CALS Table Model documentation can be found at

Attribute Values

In Element

<oasis:entry> Table Entry (OASIS Table Model)
Value Meaning
A name The alphanumeric string representing a column identified by the colname attribute
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.