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HTML table Tag with Example

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HTML <table> tag represents tables inside web pages.

The table tag is generally used to define some difference between two things, reports, student marks etc.

It is the parent element of the HTML <caption> tag, <col> tag, <colgroup> tag, <tbody> tag, <td> tag, <tfoot> tag, <th> tag, <thead> tag, <tr> tag.

Note: HTML <table> tag is supported in all major web browsers.

HTML table Tag Sample Code

<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML/HTML5 table Tag with Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <table border="1">
        <caption>Roll No:28 Name: Mack A. John</caption>
        <colgroup>
            <col width="50%" span="1">
            <col width="50%" span="1">
        </colgroup>
        <thead>
            <tr>
                <th>Subject</th>
                <th>Marks Obtained</th>
            </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
            <tr>
                <td>HTML</td>
                <td>49</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>CSS</td>
                <td>45</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>JavaScript</td>
                <td>47</td>
            </tr>
        </tbody>
        <tfoot>
            <tr>
                <td>Total</td>
                <td>141</td>
            </tr>
        </tfoot>
    </table>
</body>
</html>

HTML table Tag Sample Result

Roll No:28 Name: Mack A. John
Subject Marks Obtained
HTML 49
CSS 45
JavaScript 47
Total 141
Note: All the elements within table does not have visual effects or style. To see tables attractive use CSS styles.

You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.

Tag Specific Attributes Support

Following are table tag attributes that are supported by <table> tag.

Attribute Value Description
align center
left
right etc.
Represents the align of the table generally text of the table
bgcolor color_name
#xxxxxx
Represents the background color for the table
border 0
1 or number
Represents the table borders. 0 means no borders
cellpadding 0
1 or number
Represents the cell paddings for the table. 0 means no cell paddings
cellspacing 0
1 or number
Represents the cell spacings for the table. 0 means no cell spacings
width pixel
%
Represents the width for the table

Standard Attributes Support

HTML <table> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <table> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
class user_defined Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet
id user_defined Represents unique id for an element
style css_properties Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”
title user_defined Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc

Event Attributes Support

The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <table> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <table> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
onclick script Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element
ondblclick script Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element
onkeydown script Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard
onkeypress script Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard
onkeyup script Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard
onmousedown script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element
onmousemove script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseout script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element
onmouseover script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseup script Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element
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