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Chapter 17. Tables > Collapsing Borders Model

Collapsing Borders Model

The first of the two methods for setting borders on tables allows you to set borders on all parts of a table: the outer edge of the table itself, each of the rows, columns, groups of rows and columns, and, of course, the cells themselves. However, no matter how many style rules you write, in the end, there will only be one border between every pair of cells or on the outside of the table.

For example, if you specify a border style for the rows, for the cells and for the row groups, there will be places in the table where all three of these declarations apply. The border that is drawn there is the one that is the “strongest,” in the sense of the most visible. For example, if these are the style rules


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