<mtable>

The MathML <mtable> element allows you to create tables or matrices. Inside a <mtable> only <mtr> and <mtd> elements may appear. These elements are similar to <table> , <tr> and <td> elements of HTML.

Attributes

align
Specifies the vertical alignment of the table with respect to its environment.
Possible values are:
  • axis (default): The vertical center of the table aligns on the environment's axis (typically the minus sign).
  • baseline: The vertical center of the table aligns on the environment's baseline.
  • bottom: The bottom of the table aligns on the environments baseline.
  • center: See baseline.
  • top: The top of the table aligns on the environments baseline.
In addition, values of the align attribute can end with a rownumber (e.g. align="center 3"). This allows you to align the specified row of the table rather than the whole table. A negative Integer value counts rows from the bottom of the table. Starting with Gecko 8.0 (Firefox 8.0 / Thunderbird 8.0 / SeaMonkey 2.5) the interpretation of negative values has been corrected (bug 601436). In Gecko 17.0 (Firefox 17.0 / Thunderbird 17.0 / SeaMonkey 2.14) the parsing has been updated to treat whitespace correctly.
alignmentscope
class, id, style
Provided for use with stylesheets.
columnalign
Specifies the horizontal alignment of the cells. Multiple values separated by space are allowed and apply to the corresponding columns (e.g. columnalign="left right center"). Possible values are: left, center (default) and right.
columnlines
Specifies column borders. Multiple values separated by space are allowed and apply to the corresponding columns (e.g. columnlines="none none solid"). Possible values are: none (default), solid and dashed.
columnspacing
Specifies the space between table columns.
columnwidth
Specifies the width of table columns.
displaystyle
A Boolean value specifying whether more vertical space is used for displayed equations or, if set to false, a more compact layout is used to display formulas. The main effect is that larger versions of operators are displayed, when displaystyle is set to true.
equalcolumns
A Boolean value indicating whether to force all columns to have the same total height. false is default.
equalrows
A Boolean value indicating whether to force all rows to have the same total height. false is default.
frame
Specifies borders of the entire table. Possible values are: none (default), solid and dashed.
framespacing
Specifies additional space added between the table and frame.
groupalign
href
Used to set a hyperlink to a specified URI.
mathbackground
The background color. You can use #rgb, #rrggbb and HTML color names.
mathcolor
The text color. You can use #rgb, #rrggbb and HTML color names.
minlabelspacing
A length value specifing the minimum space between a label and the adjacent cell in the row.
rowalign
Specifies the vertical alignment of the cells. Multiple values separated by space are allowed and apply to the corresponding rows (e.g. rowalign="top bottom axis"). Possible values are: axis, baseline (default), bottom, center and top.
rowlines
Specifies row borders. Multiple values separated by space are allowed and apply to the corresponding rows (e.g. rowlines="none none solid"). Possible values are: none (default), solid and dashed.
rowspacing
Specifies the space between table rows.
side
Specifies the position where <mlabeledtr> label elements should be placed. Possible values are: left, right (default), leftoverlap and rightoverlap.
width
Specifies the width of the entire table. Accepts length values.

Examples

Example 1: Alignment with row number

Rendering:

<math>
    
    <mi>X</mi>
    <mo>=</mo>
    <mtable frame="solid" rowlines="solid" align="axis 3">
        <mtr>
             <mtd><mi>A</mi></mtd>
             <mtd><mi>B</mi></mtd>
        </mtr>
        <mtr>
             <mtd><mi>C</mi></mtd>
             <mtd><mi>D</mi></mtd>
        </mtr>
        <mtr>
             <mtd><mi>E</mi></mtd>
             <mtd><mi>F</mi></mtd>
        </mtr>
    </mtable>

</math>

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported (24 only) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported Not supported 5.1
align Not supported 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported Not supported Not supported
alignmentscope Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
columnalign Not supported (24 only) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported 9.5 5.1
columnlines Not supported (24 only) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported 9.5 5.1
columnspacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
columnwidth Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
displaystyle Not supported 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported Not supported Not supported
equalcolumns Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
equalrows Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
frame Not supported (24 only) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported 9.5 5.1
framespacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
groupalign Not supported Not supported bug 122253 Not supported Not supported Not supported
href Not supported 7.0 (7.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
WebKit bug 85733
mathbackground Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mathcolor Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
minlabelspacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
rowalign Not supported (24 only) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported 9.5 5.1
rowlines Not supported (24 only) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported 9.5 5.1
rowspacing Not supported Not supported bug 330964 Not supported Not supported Not supported
side Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
width Not supported 13.0 (13.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
align Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
alignmentscope Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
columnalign Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
columnlines Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
columnspacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
columnwidth Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
displaystyle Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
equalcolumns Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
equalrows Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
frame Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
framespacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
groupalign Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
href Not supported Not supported 7.0 (7.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mathbackground Not supported Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mathcolor Not supported Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
minlabelspacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
rowalign Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
rowlines Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.9.2) Not supported Not supported Not supported
rowspacing Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
side Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
width Not supported Not supported 13.0 (13.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
MathML 3.0 Recommendation Current specification
MathML 2.0 Recommendation Initial specification

See also

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