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HTML <colgroup> align Attribute

HTML colgroup Tag Reference HTML <colgroup> tag

Example

Two <colgroup> elements that specify different alignment for the three columns in the table (notice that the first <colgroup> element spans two columns):

<table style="width:100%">
  <colgroup span="2" align="left"></colgroup>
  <colgroup align="right"></colgroup>
  <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>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The align attribute is only supported in Opera and Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions (not supported in IE9).


Definition and Usage

The align attribute specifies the horizontal alignment of the content in a column group.


Compatibility Notes

The align attribute of <colgroup> 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.


Syntax

<colgroup 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 colgroup Tag Reference HTML <colgroup> tag

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