'frame' - Controlling HTML Table Borders

Q

How To Turn On Some Parts of Table Outer Borders?

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A

If you don't want to turn all 4 edges of outer borders in a table, you need to use the "frame" attribute, which offer the following options:

  • <table border="1" frame="border"> - Turns on all 4 edges.
  • <table border="1" frame="box"> - Turns on all 4 edges.
  • <table border="1"> - Turns on all 4 edges.
  • <table border="1" frame="void"> - Turns off all 4 edges.
  • <table border="1" frame="above"> - Turns on the top edge only.
  • <table border="1" frame="below"> - Turns on the bottom edge only.
  • <table border="1" frame="lhs"> - Turns on the left edge only.
  • <table border="1" frame="rhs"> - Turns on the right edge only.
  • <table border="1" frame="hsides"> - Turns on the top and bottom edges only.
  • <table border="1" frame="vsides"> - Turns on the left and right edges only.

Below is a tutorial example of tables with partial outer borders:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
 <head>
  <title>Partial Outer Borders</title>
 </head>
 <body>
  <h4>Online Order</h4>
  <table border="8" frame="hsides">
<tr><td>Description</td><td>Qty</td><td>Price</td></tr>
<tr><td>Email Account</td><td>10</td><td>$9.90</td></tr>
<tr><td>FYIcenter.com Ad</td><td>1</td><td>$99.00</td></tr>
<tr><td>1-year Access</td><td>1</td><td>$199.00</td></tr>
  </table>
 </body>
</html>

If you save the above document as partial_outer_borders.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see that the table is displayed with only top and bottom outer borders, and inner borders between the cells as shown below:
HTML table frame Element - Table with Partial Borders

 

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