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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: recursive table?

/ Chang Liu <liu@ics.uci.edu> was heard to say:
| Is there a way to embed a table within another table in DocBook?
| In HTML, tables can appear in a cell of other tables. I tried to
| do the same thing in DocBook but can't pass the compiler. Is
| this feature supported?

No. It is explicitly prevented. You can put 'entrytbl's inside
'entry's, but that's only a single level.

In general, nested tables are very, very difficult to format.
(HTML "succeeds" because it provides only fairly coarse controls
on table formatting.)


Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Always do one thing less than you
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | think you can do.--Bernard Baruch
Member, DocBook Editorial Board    | 

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