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HTML <th> scope Attribute

❮ HTML <th> tag

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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Definition and Usage

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

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


Browser Support

Attribute
scope Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

<th scope="col|row|colgroup|rowgroup">

Attribute Values

Value Description
col Specifies that the cell is a header for a column
row Specifies that the cell is a header for a row
colgroup Specifies that the cell is a header for a group of columns
rowgroup Specifies that the cell is a header for a group of rows

❮ HTML <th> tag