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Html col tag

The HTML <col> tag allows authors to group together attribute specifications for table columns. The does not group columns together structurally -- that is the role of the element.


The elements are empty and serve only as a support for attributes.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>HTML col Tag</title>
<p>This example shows a colgroup that has three columns of different widths:</p>
<table border="1">
<colgroup span="3">
<col width="50"></col>
<col width="100"></col>
<col width="150"></col>
<col width="50"></col>
<td>col 1</td>
<td>col 2</td>
<td>col 3</td>
<td>col 4</td>

This will produce following result:

This example shows a colgroup that has three columns of different widths:

col 1 col 2 col 3

col 4

Specific Attributes

The HTML <col> tag also supports following additional attributes:

Attribute Value Description
align right
Defines horizontal alignment, not supported in Html5.
char character Defines a character to use to align text on (use with align="char"), not supported in Html5.
charoff pixel Specifies an alignment offset (either in pixels or percentage value) against the first character as specified with the char attribute, not supported in Html5.
span number Defines the number of columns the <col> should span, not supported in Html5.
valign bottom
Defines vertical alignment, not supported in Html5.
width pixels or % Specifies a default width for each column spanned by the current col element, not supported in Html5 .

HTML Col Tag Definition


HTML Col Tag Usage


HTML Col Tag Examples