HTML <td> scope Attribute

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Example

The following example identifies two of the <th> elements as headers for columns, and two of the <td> elements as headers for rows:

<table>
  <tr>
    <th></th>
    <th scope="col">Month</th>
    <th scope="col">Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td scope="row">1</td>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td scope="row">2</td>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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Definition and Usage

The <td> scope attribute is not supported in HTML5.

The scope attribute defines a way to associate header cells and data cells in a table.

The scope attribute identifies whether a cell is a header for a column, row, or group of columns or rows.


Browser Support

Attribute
scope Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

The scope attribute has no visual effect in ordinary web browsers, but can be used by screen readers.


Syntax

<td scope="col|row|colgroup|rowgroup">

Attribute Values

Value Description
col Specifies that the cell is a header for a column
row Specifies that the cell is a header for a row
colgroup Specifies that the cell is a header for a group of columns
rowgroup Specifies that the cell is a header for a group of rows

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