HTML <col> align Attribute

HTML col Tag Reference HTML <col> tag


Specify the alignment for the three columns in the table:

<table style="width:100%">
  <col align="left">
  <col align="left">
  <col align="right">
    <td>My first HTML</td>

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Definition and Usage

The align attribute specifies the horizontal alignment of the content related to a <col> element.

Browser Support

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The align attribute is only supported in Opera 12 and earlier, and IE8 and earlier versions (not supported in IE9).

Compatibility Notes

The align attribute of <col> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax: <td style="text-align:right">

CSS Example: Align text in table columns

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


<col align="left|right|center|justify|char">

Attribute Values

Value Description
left Left-align content
right Right-align content
center Center-align content
justify Stretches the lines so that each line has equal width (like in newspapers and magazines)
char Align the content to a specific character

HTML col Tag Reference HTML <col> tag


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