<oasis:table> OASIS XML Exchange (CALS) Table

In STS Extended ONLY

The rows and columns part of a table using the OASIS XML Exchange (CALS) table model. (This structure is available only in the Extended variants of NISO STS; it is not available in the Interchange versions of NISO STS.) In order to distinguish the OASIS XML Exchange (CALS) elements from the XHTML table model, all OASIS XML Exchange (CALS) table elements must be namespaced in NISO STS, by default using the OASIS URI and the namespace prefix “oasis:”.


Documentation for the OASIS XML Exchange Table Model Document Type Definition can be found at: https://www.oasis-open.org/specs/tm9901.htm
OASIS Table Note
The OASIS modules for the OASIS XML Exchange table model (based on the CALS table model) have been included in the NISO STS Extended Tag Sets, so that <oasis:table> may be used in addition to or in place of the XHTML <table> element.
XHTML Table Model
The NISO JATS table model (based on and designed to be converted easily to the XHTML 1.1 table model) is the only table model allowed in the NISO STS Interchange Tag Sets. The XHTML 1.1 table model has been used to take advantage of existing software for table handling.
Tables and Table Wrappers
The <oasis:table> element contains only the rows and columns of the table, which is typically just part of what would be called a “table” in print or display. A complete table might also include a table number (label), a table title, a table caption, table notes and footnotes, introductory paragraphs, etc., so a complete table is tagged using the <table-wrap> element. If the complete table contains rows and columns, then the element <table-wrap> will contain a <oasis:table> element as well as other content. Note: A complete table may not include an <oasis:table> element within it, since other constructions, such as 2-part lists, may also be called “tables” and given table numbers, table titles, captions, etc.
OASIS Table Attributes
The attributes listed below are the NISO STS attributes that may be attached to <oasis:table>. An OASIS table element can take many other attributes, as defined by the OASIS table specification.

Base Attributes


xmlns:oasis (fixed value = http://www.niso.org/standards/z39-96/ns/oasis-exchange/table)
Models and Context
May be contained in
Tagged Sample

OASIS-tagged table as content of <table-wrap>

 <label>Table 1</label>
  <title>Approximate equivalent basis weights ...</title>
 <oasis:table colsep="1" rowsep="1">
  <oasis:tgroup cols="3">
     <oasis:entry>Basis grammag (g/m<sup>2</sup>)</oasis:entry>
     <oasis:entry>Basis weight of book paper (lbs)</oasis:entry>
     <oasis:entry>Weight of writing paper (lbs)</oasis:entry>
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