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Title : HTML Tables
Author(s) : D. Raggett
Filename : draft-ietf-html-tables-00.txt
Pages : 17
Date : 07/07/1995

The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a simple markup language used to
create hypertext documents that are portable from one platform to another.
HTML documents are SGML documents with generic semantics that are
appropriate for representing information from a wide range of applications.
This specification extends HTML to support a wide variety of tables. The
model is designed to work well with associated style sheets, but does not
require them. It also supports rendering to braille, or speech, and
exchange of tabular data with databases and spreadsheets. The html table
model embodies certain aspects of the CALS table model, e.g. the ability to
group table rows into thead, tbody and tfoot sections, plus the ability to
specify cell alignment compactly for groups of cells according to the

Note that this is a preliminary draft, produced at short notice for
discussion at the Stockholm IETF meeting of the HTML working group.
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