The <th> tag is used for specifying a header cell (or table header) within a table. This tag is also used with the <table> element and <tr> element.

Example Code:
<table border="1">
Animal Color
Mouse White
Attribute Definition
scope Defines a way to associate header cells and data cells in a table
abbr Specifies an abbreviated version of the content in a cell
axis Categorizes cells
rowspan Sets the number of rows a cell should span
colspan Specifies the number of columns a cell should span
nowrap Specifies that the content inside a cell should not wrap
width Specifies the width of a cell
height Sets the height of a cell
bgcolor Background color of the td.
align Visual alignment.
Possible values:
  • left
  • center
  • right
  • justify
  • char
valign Vertical alignment.
Possible values:
  • top
  • middle
  • bottom
  • baseline
char Specifies a character to use for aligning text to. Used when align=char.
charoff Specifies an alignment offset (either in pixels or percentage value) against the first character as specified with the char attribute. Used when align=char
Global Attributes:

The <th> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes:

The <th> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Last updated on 2 August 2018 By Rene Spronk

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