### 12.5. Vertical (row) spanning in tables

You can also make a cell span multiple rows vertically. To do this:

1. Inside the cell's `entry` element, add an attribute `morerows='N'`, where `N` is the number of additional rows to be spanned. For example, an attribute of `morerows='2'` would create a cell that spans three rows.

2. Wherever a cell is vertically spanned, omit the `entry` elements from the rows into which it is spanned. For example, if the cell in column 1 of row 1 spans three rows, omit the `entry` element for column 1 in rows 2 and 3.

Here is our Venus table rearranged to demonstrate vertical spanning:

Table 3. Rising and setting of Venus, 1994

MonthDay 20° N. Lat. 30° N. Lat.
RiseSetRiseSet
Jan.16:2117:146:4316:52
116:3517:316:5617:10

Here is the `thead` section of the modified table; the rest of the table is as described in Section 12.4, “Horizontal (column) spanning in tables”.

```          <thead>
<row>
<entry morerows='1' valign='bottom'>Month</entry>
<entry morerows='1' valign='bottom'>Day</entry>
<entry namest='rise-20' nameend='set-20' align='center'>
20° N. Lat.
</entry>
<entry namest='rise-30' nameend='set-30' align='center'>
30° N. Lat.
</entry>
</row>
<row>
<entry>Rise</entry>
<entry>Set</entry>
<entry>Rise</entry>
<entry>Set</entry>
</row>
Although the table has six columns, the second row in the `thead` element has only the four cells for columns 3-6, because columns 1 and 2 in those rows are occupied by the vertically spanned cells from the previous row.