Rules (XHTML table model)


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

Defines which rules to draw between the rows and columns of an XHTML table


If the rules attribute has not been used, the presence or absence of rules will be based on the border attribute. If

<th border="0">

or there is no border attribute, then no rules are drawn. Otherwise, the value of the rules attribute is assumed to be “all”. (The related table attribute frame only concerns rules around the outside of the table.)

Attribute Values

In Element

<table> Table (XHTML table model)
Value Meaning
all Rules on all rows and columns
cols Rules between columns
groups Rules between groups
none No rules in table
rows Rules between rows
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.