Tables


Tables are meant to display data in a tabular format. Tables are widely used for page layout purposes, but you can generally create any layout based on tables more simply with Cascading Style Sheets.

<caption>...</caption>

Usage

Displays a table caption.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

Deprecated

align="..."Controls alignment (left, center, right, justify).

Empty

No.

Notes

Optional. Used inside the table element.


<col>

Usage

Groups columns within column groups in order to share attribute values.

Start/End Tag

Required/IllegalSee note for XHTML 1.0 requirements.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

span="..."The number of columns the group contains.

 

width="..."The column width as a percentage, pixel value, or minimum value.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of a cell (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Empty

Yes.

Notes

In XHTML 1.0, this tag should take the XML form of <col /> to ensure compatibility with older browsers.


<colgroup>...</colgroup>

Usage

Defines two or more columns as a group.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

span="..."The number of columns in a group.

 

width="..."The width of the columns.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of a cell (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Empty

No.


<table>...</table>

Usage

Creates a table.

Start/End Tag

Required/Required.

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

width="..."Table width.

 

cols="..."The number of columns.

 

border="..."The width in pixels of a border around the table.

 

frame="..."Sets the visible sides of a table (void, above, below, hsides, lhs, rhs, vsides, box, border).

 

rules="..."Sets the visible rules within a table (none, groups, rows, cols, all).

 

cellspacing="..."Spacing between cells.

 

cellpadding="..."Spacing in cells.

Deprecated

align="..."Controls alignment (left, center, right, justify).

 

bgcolor="..."Sets the background color.

Empty

No.


<tbody>...</tbody>

Usage

Defines the table body.

Start/End Tag

Optional/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of cells (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Empty

No.


<td>...</td>

Usage

Defines a cell's contents.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

axis="..."Abbreviated name.

 

axes="..."axis names listing row and column headers pertaining to the cell.

 

rowspan="..."The number of rows spanned by a cell.

 

colspan="..."The number of columns spanned by a cell.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of cells (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Deprecated

nowrap="..."Turns off text wrapping in a cell.

 

bgcolor="..."Sets the background color.

 

height="..."Sets the height of the cell.

 

width="..."Sets the width of the cell.

Empty

No.


<tfoot>...</tfoot>

Usage

Defines the table footer.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of cells (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Empty

No.


<th>...</th>

Usage

Defines the cell contents of the table header.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

axis="..."Abbreviated name.

 

axes="..."axis names listing row and column headers pertaining to the cell.

 

rowspan="..."The number of rows spanned by a cell.

 

colspan="..."The number of columns spanned by a cell.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of cells (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Deprecated

nowrap="..."Turns off text wrapping in a cell.

 

bgcolor="..."Sets the background color.

 

height="..."Sets the height of the cell.

 

width="..."Sets the width of the cell.

Empty

No.


<thead>...</thead>

Usage

Defines the table header.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of cells (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Empty

No.


<tr>...</tr>

Usage

Defines a row of table cells.

Start/End Tag

Required/Optional (HTML); Required/Required (XHTML 1.0).

Attributes

%coreattrs, %i18n, %events.

 

align="..."Horizontally aligns the contents of cells (left, center, right, justify, char).

 

char="..."Sets a character on which the column aligns.

 

charoff="..."Offset to the first alignment character on a line.

 

valign="..."Vertically aligns the contents of cells (top, middle, bottom, baseline).

Deprecated

bgcolor="..."Sets the background color.

Empty

No.





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