FAQ: Learn HTML - Tables - Rowspan

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Why don’t the table heading elements in the example table given for this exercise include scope attributes?

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2 posts were split to a new topic: What code editor should I use?

Can you use colspan and rowspan in the same

tag?
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When I increased the rowspan attribute it appeared to also increase the height size of the other rows as well–is this standard or just in the exercise?

So I tried spanning a element across 1 row vs 4 rows to see the difference like so:

  <td colspan="2">what</td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td rowspan ="4">we are</td>
</tr>

But there was no difference and it didn’t span across 4 rows. Can anyone please tell me why?

I have not been able to successfully get this rowspan element in without having the columns messed up or for the code to completely stop working ie. forever running loading circle. Can someone maybe explain to me why we want to firstly add a “span a <td> element across two rows.”? I don’t actually get why we are doing this. It seems to break up the table not make it better. And secondly if you can explain to me the process for this new addition to our code.
A snippet of my code:

div class=“search”>Search the table

<th>Adam's Greenworks</th>

<td rowspan="2"></td>

<th>14</th>

<th>Package Items</th>

Here’s a picture of my code and forever loading circle:
https://gyazo.com/4e5c77506af3f143074b491c9398c5a9

Company Name Number of Items to Ship Next Action
Davie's Burgers 2 Send Invoice