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HTML <table> cellpadding Attribute

HTML table Reference HTML <table> tag

Example

Set the space between the cell wall and the cell content to 10 pixels:

<table cellpadding="10">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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Definition and Usage

The cellpadding attribute specifies the space, in pixels, between the cell wall and the cell content.

Note: Do not confuse this with the cellspacing attribute, which specifies the space between cells.


Browser Support

Attribute
cellpadding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Compatibility Notes

The cellpadding attribute of <table> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS Example: Add padding to a table

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about table padding.


Syntax

<table cellpadding="pixels">

Attribute Values

Value Description
pixels The space between the cell wall and the cell content

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