Table formatting precedence in HTML
When formatting tables in Design view, you can set properties for the entire table or for selected rows, columns, or cells in the table. When a property, such as background color or alignment, is set to one value for the whole table and another value for individual cells, cell formatting takes precedence over row formatting, which in turn takes precedence over table formatting.
The order of precedence for table formatting is:
For example, if you set the background color for a single cell to blue, then set the background color of the entire table to yellow, the blue cell does not change to yellow, since cell formatting takes precedence over table formatting.
When you set properties on a column, Dreamweaver changes the attributes of the
td tag corresponding to each cell in the column.
- Formatting tables and cells