(Excerpt from "The MathML Handbook" by Pavi Sandhu)




The mtd element is used to represent a single cell in a table or matrix. It can occur only as a child element of an mtr or mlabeledtr element.


This element accepts the five attributes shown in the following table.

Table: Attributes of mtd.

Attribute Values Default
rowalign (top | bottom | center | baseline | axis)+ baseline
columnalign (left | center | right)+ center
groupalign groupalignment-list-list {left}
rowspan number 1
columnspan number 1

These attributes have the following meaning:

  • rowalign, columnalign, and groupalign: have the same meaning as in the mtable element.
  • rowspan: allows a given cell in the table to occupy the specified number of rows.
  • columnspan: allows a given cell in the table to occupy the specified number of columns.


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