HTML and CSS Reference
10.1.3. Missing Features
At one time, standard HTML tables didn't have all the features of a
full-fledged table-generation tool you might find in a popular word pro-
cessor. Rather, the popular browsers, Internet Explorer and Netscape in
particular, provided extensions to the language.
Missing were features that supported running headers and footers, par-
ticularly useful when printing a lengthy table. Another missing feature
was control over table rules and divisions.
Today, the standards are ahead of the browsers in terms of table fea-
tures; HTML 4 and XHTML standardize the many extensions and provide