HTML Table tag

Example

A simple HTML table, containing two columns and two rows:
<table border="1">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
</table>


Definition and Usage

The <table> tag defines an HTML table.
A simple HTML table consists of the table element and one or more tr, th, and td elements.
The tr element defines a table row, the th element defines a table header, and the td element defines a table cell.
A more complex HTML table may also include caption, col, colgroup, thead, tfoot, and tbody elements.

Browser Support

The <table> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

The "align" and "bgcolor" attributes of the table element were deprecated in HTML 4.01, and are not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD.

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
align left
center
right
Deprecated. Use styles instead.
Specifies the alignment of a table according to surrounding text
TF
bgcolor rgb(x,x,x)
#xxxxxx
colorname
Deprecated. Use styles instead.
Specifies the background color for a table
TF
border pixels Specifies the width of the borders around a table STF
cellpadding pixels Specifies the space between the cell wall and the cell content STF
cellspacing pixels Specifies the space between cells STF
frame void
above
below
hsides
lhs
rhs
vsides
box
border
Specifies which parts of the outside borders that should be visible STF
rules none
groups
rows
cols
all
Specifies which parts of the inside borders that should be visible STF
summary text Specifies a summary of the content of a table STF
width pixels
%
Specifies the width of a table STF
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