tables

This lessons renders some more complex tables with running headers (table header and footer to be repeated on each page. The CSS specs do not define whether header and footer should/must be repeated or not and there is not CSS property for controlling the behavior. So support or non-support for repeating headers and footers is both a valid interpretation of the incomplete CSS specs.

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Converter Status PDF Preview
PDFreactor  OK
Uses repeating header and footer
PrinceXML  OK
Uses repeating header and footer
Antennahouse  OK
Uses repeating header and footer

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<html>
    <head>
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" />
    </head>
    <body>
        <table class="complex" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" summary="Purchase Receipt Information"> 
          <tbody> 
            <tr> 
              <th class="sect" colspan="10" id="ri">Requester Information</th> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="name" class="label">Name</th> 
              <td colspan="7" headers="name">Jon Smith</td> 
              <th colspan="1" id="date" class="label">Date</th> 
              <td colspan="1" headers="date">9/9/2005</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="dept" class="label">Department</th> 
              <td colspan="9" headers="ri dept">Customer Service</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="remail" class="label">E-mail</th> 
              <td colspan="4" headers="ri remail">jon.smith@stateu.edu</td> 
              <th colspan="1" id="rphone" class="label">Phone</th> 
              <td colspan="4" headers="ri rphone">(123) 456-7890</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="sect" colspan="10" id="si">Supplier Information</th> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="cn" class="label">Name</th> 
              <td colspan="9" headers="si cn">Acme Computer Supplies</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="ad1" class="label">Address 1</th> 
              <td colspan="9" headers="si ad1">1234 Business Way</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="ad2" class="label">Address 2</th> 
              <td colspan="9" headers="si ad2"> </td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="city" class="label">City</th> 
              <td colspan="3" headers="si city">Somewhere</td> 
              <th colspan="1" id="state" class="label">State</th> 
              <td colspan="1" headers="si state"><abbr title="Illinois">IL</abbr></td> 
              <th colspan="3" id="zip" class="label">Zip Code</th> 
              <td colspan="1" headers="si zip">61820</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" class="label" id="semail">E-mail</th> 
              <td colspan="4" headers="si semail">order@acmesupply.edu</td> 
              <th colspan="1" id="sweb" class="label">Web</th> 
              <td colspan="4" headers="si sweb"><a href="http://www.acmesupply.edu/">www.acmesupply.edu</a></td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="1" id="sphone" class="label">Phone</th> 
              <td colspan="4" headers="si sphone">(123) 222-3344</td> 
              <th colspan="1" id="sfax" class="label">Fax</th> 
              <td colspan="4" headers="si sfax">(123) 222-3355</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="sect" colspan="10" id="items">Items</th> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="title" colspan="1" id="itemnum">Item #</th> 
              <th colspan="1" class="title" id="part">Part Number</th> 
              <th colspan="5" class="title" id="desc">Description</th> 
              <th colspan="1" id="qty" class="title">Quantity</th> 
              <th colspan="1" id="unit" class="title">Unit Cost</th> 
              <th colspan="1" id="totalcost" class="title">Total Cost</th> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="title" colspan="1" id="num1">1</th> 
              <td class="part" colspan="1" headers="part  num1">197-540501</td> 
              <td class="part" colspan="5" headers="desc  num1">Toner Cartridge for LaserJet 4100 Series 6000 Page Duty Cycle </td> 
              <td class="qty" colspan="1" headers="qty   num1">2</td> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="unit  num1">$29.95</td> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="totalcost num1">$59.90</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="title" colspan="1" id="num2">2</th> 
              <td class="part" colspan="1" headers="part  num2">555-013097</td> 
              <td class="part" colspan="5" headers="desc  num2">Ink Cartridge color for Epson Stylus C62 </td> 
              <td class="qty" colspan="1" headers="qty   num2">3</td> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="unit  num2">$27.00</td> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="totalcost num2">$81.00</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="title" colspan="1" id="num3">3</th> 
              <td class="part" colspan="1" headers="part  num3">555-0167213</td> 
              <td class="part" colspan="5" headers="desc  num3">Parallel Printer Cable 10ft </td> 
              <td class="qty" colspan="1" headers="qty   num3">1</td> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="unit  num3">$6.00</td> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="totalcost num3">$6.00</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="sub" colspan="9" id="subtotal">Sub-Total</th> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="subtotal">$146.90</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="sub" colspan="9" id="tax">Tax</th> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="tax">$10.28</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="sub" colspan="9" id="ship">Shipping</th> 
              <td class="cost" colspan="1" headers="ship">$15.80</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="9" id="totalall" class="total">Total</th> 
              <td class="total" colspan="1" headers="totalall">$172.98</td> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th colspan="10" id="approval" class="sect">Approval</th> 
            </tr> 

            <tr> 
              <th class="approval" colspan="1" id="appperson">Person</th> 
              <td class="approval" colspan="7" headers="approval appperson">Sara Johnson</td> 
              <th class="approval" colspan="1" id="appdate">Date</th> 
              <td class="approval" colspan="1" headers="approval appdate">9/7/2005</td> 
            </tr> 

          </tbody> 
        </table>


        <table id="long-table">

            <caption>Extra long table</caption>
            <thead>
                <tr>
                    <th>Column 1</th>
                    <th>Column 2</th>
                    <th>Column 3</th>
                    <th>Column 4</th>
                </tr>
            </thead>
            <tfoot>
                <tr>
                    <th colspan="2">two-column footer</th>
                    <th colspan="2">two-column footer</th>
                </tr>
            </tfoot>
            <tbody>
                <tr>
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                </tr>
            </tbody>
        </table>

    </body>
</html>

Stylesheet

@import url("../styles/a4.css");

table {
    page-break-after: always;
}


/* CSS Document */ 

table.complex { 
  border-left: 1px solid #808080; 
  border-right: 1px solid #808080; 
  border-bottom: 1px solid #808080; 
  max-width: 100%;
} 

table.complex caption { 
  padding: .25em; 
  border-top: 1px solid #808080; 
  border-left: 1px solid #808080; 
  border-right: 1px solid #808080; 
  background-color: #FFFFFF; 
} 


table.complex td, table.complex th { 
  padding: .125em; 
  margin: 0; 
  width: 10%; 
  background-color: #FFFFFF; 
  border-right: 1px solid #C0C0C0; 
  border-top: 1px solid #C0C0C0; 
  border-bottom: 1px solid #C0C0C0; 
} 

table.complex th.label { 
  text-align: right; 
  padding-right: .25em; 
} 

table.complex th.title { 
  text-align: center; 
} 

table.complex td.qty { 
  text-align: center; 
} 

table.complex td.cost, table.complex th.approval { 
  text-align: right; 
  padding-right: .25em; 
} 

table.complex td.total { 
  font-weight: bold; 
  text-align: right; 
  padding-right: .25em; 
} 


table.complex th.sub { 
  text-align: right; 
  padding-right: .25em; 
} 

table.complex th.sect { 
  text-align: Left; 
  background-color: #C0C0C0; 
  border-top: 1px solid #808080; 
} 

/* Long table */
table#long-table {
    border: 1px solid grey;
    border-collapse: collapse;
}

table#long-table th {
    text-align: center;
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: 1.4em;
    background: #ddd;
}

table#long-table th,
table#long-table td {
    border: 1px solid grey;
    padding: 0.5em;
}