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HTML th Tag with Example

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HTML <th> tag represents table header cells.

The th tag is generally used to define headers cells for table columns. It is the child element of HTML <thead> tag that represents table headers.

Also see HTML <table> tag that is the root element of HTML tables that contains <caption> tag, <colgroup> tag, <thead> tag, <tbody> tag, <tfoot> tag and much more.

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

HTML th Tag Sample Code

<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML/HTML5 th 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 th 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.

Tip: You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.

Tag Specific Attributes Support

Following are common attributes that are supported by <th> tag.

Attribute Value Description
align center
justify
left
right
Represents the align for the text of the table header cells
bgcolor color_name
#xxxxxx
Represents the background color of the table header cells
colspan numbers Represents the number of columns to span
rowspan numbers Represents the number of rows to span
charoff number Represents a character to use for alignment offset text
char character Represents a character to use for alignment text
headers id Represents header cells that are related to another cell
height pixel Represents height of the table header cells
width pixel
%
Represents width of the table header cells
valign baseline
bottom
middle
top etc
Represents the vertical align for the text of the table header cells

Standard Attributes Support

HTML <th> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <th> 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 <th> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <th> 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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