<thead>: The Table Head element
<thead> HTML element defines a set of rows defining the head of the columns of the table.
|Permitted content||Zero or more
The start tag is mandatory. The end tag may be omitted if the
|Implicit ARIA role||
|Permitted ARIA roles||Any|
This element includes the global attributes.
This enumerated attribute specifies how horizontal alignment of each cell content will be handled. Possible values are:
left, aligning the content to the left of the cell
center, centering the content in the cell
right, aligning the content to the right of the cell
justify, inserting spaces into the textual content so that the content is justified in the cell
char, aligning the textual content on a special character with a minimal offset, defined by the
If this attribute is not set, the
leftvalue is assumed.
Warning: Do not use this attribute as it is obsolete (not supported) in the latest standard.
This attribute defines the background color of each cell of the column. It is one of the 6-digit hexadecimal code as defined in sRGB, prefixed by a '#'. One of the sixteen predefined color strings may be used:
Note: Do not use this attribute, as it is non-standard and only implemented in some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer: the
<thead>element should be styled using CSS. To give a similar effect to the bgcolor attribute, use the CSS property
background-color, on the relevant
This attribute is used to set the character to align the cells in a column on. Typical values for this include a period (.) when attempting to align numbers or monetary values. If
alignis not set to
char, this attribute is ignored.
This attribute is used to indicate the number of characters to offset the column data from the alignment characters specified by the char attribute.
Note: Do not use this attribute as it is obsolete (and not supported) in the latest standard.
This attribute specifies the vertical alignment of the text within each row of cells of the table header. Possible values for this attribute are:
baseline, which will put the text as close to the bottom of the cell as it is possible, but align it on the baseline of the characters instead of the bottom of them. If characters are all of the size, this has the same effect as
bottom, which will put the text as close to the bottom of the cell as it is possible;
middle, which will center the text in the cell;
top, which will put the text as close to the top of the cell as it is possible.
Note: Do not use this attribute as it is obsolete (and not supported) in the latest standard: instead set the CSS
vertical-alignproperty on it.
<table> for examples on
|HTML Standard (HTML)|
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- Other table-related HTML Elements:
- CSS properties and pseudo-classes that may be specially useful to style the