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HTML col tag

Example

col elements that specify different alignment for the three columns in the table:
<table width="100%" border="1">
  <col align="left"></col>
  <col align="left"></col>
  <col align="right"></col>
  <tr>
    <th>ISBN</th>
    <th>Title</th>
    <th>Price</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>3476896</td>
    <td>My first HTML</td>
    <td>$53</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Definition and Usage

The <col> tag defines attribute values for one or more columns in a table.
The <col> tag is useful for applying styles to entire columns, instead of repeating the styles for each cell, for each row.
The <col> tag can only be used inside a table or a colgroup element.

Browser Support

The <col> tag is only supported by Internet Explorer and Opera.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML the <col> tag has no end tag.
In XHTML the <col> tag must be properly closed.

Tips and Notes

Tips: Add the class attribute to the <col> tag, and let CSS take care of alignment, widths, colors, etc.!
Also have a look at the <colgroup> tag.

Optional Attributes

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

Attribute Value Description DTD
align right
left
center
justify
char
Defines the horizontal alignment of the content in the table cell, in the column STF
char character Defines a character to use to align text on (use with align="char") STF
charoff character-offset Defines an alignment offset to the first character to align on, as set with char STF
span number Defines the number of columns the <col> should span STF
valign top
middle
bottom
baseline
Defines the vertical alignment of the content in the table cell, in the column STF
width %
pixels
relative_length
Defines the width of the column.
Note: Overrides the width set in <colgroup>
STF

Standard Attributes

id, class, title, style, dir, lang, xml:lang

Event Attributes

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup
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