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Spanning Rows

Data can also span multiple rows using the rowspan attribute.

The rowspan attribute is used for data that spans multiple rows (perhaps an event goes on for multiple hours on a certain day). It accepts an integer (greater than or equal to 1) to denote the number of rows it spans across.

<table> <tr> <!-- Row 1 --> <th></th> <th>Saturday</th> <th>Sunday</th> </tr> <tr> <!-- Row 2 --> <th>Morning</th> <td rowspan="2">Work</td> <td rowspan="3">Relax</td> </tr> <tr> <!-- Row 3 --> <th>Afternoon</th> </tr> <tr> <!-- Row 4 --> <th>Evening</th> <td>Dinner</td> </tr> </table>

In the example above, there are four rows:

  1. The first row contains an empty cell and the two column headings.
  2. The second row contains the Morning row heading, along with Work, which spans two rows under the Saturday column. The "Relax" entry spans three rows under the Sunday column.
  3. The third row only contains the Afternoon row heading.
  4. The fourth row only contains the Dinner entry, since "Relax" spans into the cell next to it.

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