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HTML <colgroup> valign Attribute

HTML colgroup Tag Reference HTML <colgroup> tag

Example

An HTML table with different vertical-aligned columns:

<table style="height:200px">
  <colgroup valign="top">
  <colgroup valign="bottom">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The valign attribute is supported only in Internet Explorer and Opera. However, IE and Opera do not support the value "baseline".


Definition and Usage

The valign attribute specifies the vertical alignment of the content in a column group.


Compatibility Notes

The valign attribute of <colgroup> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax: <td style="vertical-align:bottom">

CSS Example: Vertical-align text in table columns

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the vertical-align property.


Syntax

<colgroup valign="top|middle|bottom|baseline">

Attribute Values

Value Description
top Top-align content
middle Center-align content
bottom Bottom-align content
baseline The baseline is the "imaginary line" which most letters "sit" on, in a line of text. The baseline value sets the row so that all the table data share the same baseline. Often this has the same effect as the bottom value. However, if the fonts are in different sizes, baseline looks better. Look at the illustration below

Illustration of bottom vs. baseline if fonts are in different sizes:

valign="bottom"

valign="baseline"


HTML colgroup Tag Reference HTML <colgroup> tag

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