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HTML <table> Tag


Example

A simple HTML table, containing two columns and two rows:

<table>
  <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 <table> tag defines an HTML table.

An HTML table consists of one <table> element and one or more <tr>, <th>, and <td> elements.

The <tr> element defines a table row, the <th> element defines a table header, and the <td> element defines a table cell.

A more complex HTML table may also include <caption>, <col>, <colgroup>, <thead>, <tfoot>, and <tbody> elements.

Note: Tables should not be used for page layout! Historically, some Web authors have misused tables in HTML as a way to control their page layout. However, there are a variety of alternatives to using HTML tables for layout, primarily using CSS.


Browser Support

Element
<table> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Global Attributes

The <table> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <table> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.



More Examples

Example

How to add borders to a table (with CSS):

<html>
<head>
<style>
table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<table>
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>
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Example

How to align a table (with CSS):

<table style="float:right">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Example

How to add background-color to a table (with CSS):

<table style="background-color:#00FF00">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Example

How to add padding to a table (with CSS):

<html>
<head>
<style>
table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;
}

th, td {
  padding: 10px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<table>
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>
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Example

How to set table width (with CSS):

<table style="width:400px">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Example

How to create table headers:

<table>
  <tr>
    <th>Name</th>
    <th>Email</th>
    <th>Phone</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>John Doe</td>
    <td>john.doe@example.com</td>
    <td>123-45-678</td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Example

How to create a table with a caption:

<table>
  <caption>Monthly savings</caption>
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>February</td>
    <td>$80</td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Example

How to define table cells that span more than one row or one column:

<table>
  <tr>
    <th>Name</th>
    <th>Email</th>
    <th colspan="2">Phone</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>John Doe</td>
    <td>john.doe@example.com</td>
    <td>123-45-678</td>
    <td>212-00-546</td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Tables

HTML DOM reference: Table Object

CSS Tutorial: Styling Tables


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <table> element with the following default values:

Example

table {
  display: table;
  border-collapse: separate;
  border-spacing: 2px;
  border-color: gray;
}
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