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HTML <col> Tag


Set the background color of the three columns with the <colgroup> and <col> tags:

    <col span="2" style="background-color:red">
    <col style="background-color:yellow">
    <td>My first HTML</td>
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Definition and Usage

The <col> tag specifies column properties for each column within a <colgroup> element.

The <col> tag is useful for applying styles to entire columns, instead of repeating the styles for each cell, for each row.

Browser Support

<col> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Attribute Value Description
span number Specifies the number of columns a <col> element should span

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Column Object

Default CSS Settings

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


col {
  display: table-column;
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