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HTML scope Attribute


Definition and Usage

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

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


Applies to

The scope attribute can be used on the following element:

Element Attribute
<th> scope

Example

Specify that the two header cells are headers for columns:

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

Attribute
scope Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes