Oracle Tips by Burleson
A Stop and Start Table page item is used to help
control the layout of page items in a region. What it does is closes
the table tags with </table> and then it restarts a new table. In
effect, it is resetting the column widths for the table cells.
Figure 10.32 shows a region without using the
start and stop table page item. The first two page items have the
label alignment set to Right. What this does is cause two table cells
(<td>) to be created, one for the label, and one for the field. Then
the History text area has the label alignment set to Above. What this
does is put the history page item in the first table cell which aligns
it vertically with the labels from the other page items.
Really, the goal is to move the first and last
name fields to the left. To accomplish this, a Stop and Start Table
is added after the last name page item. Figure 10.33 shows the same
region with the stop and start table page item. The sequence for the
stop and start page item is set to a value between the last name and
history page items. Also, the Label attribute of the stop and start
table page item should be set to NULL.
The above book excerpt is from:
Oracle Application Express
Dynamic Web Pages with OAE
Michael Cunningham & Kent Crotty