SoN9ne SoN9ne - 1 month ago 9
HTML Question

When did colspan and rowspan become available for usage in HTML tables?

A co-worker and I are curious about when

colspan
and
rowspan
became available for usage in HTML tables.

We tried Google and Wikipedia, but the answer still seems to elude us.

I thought it might have been since HTML 2, or early-to-mid-90s, but he insists it wasn't until 2000 or later....

Answer

RFC 1942 introduced tables in May 96, the rfc includes rowspans so this is the earliest official document implementing them.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1942

Edit - Should mention that this is a refinement for html 2.0