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HTML <col> tag

The HTML <col> element defines a column within a table and is used for defining common semantics on all common cells. It is generally found within a <colgroup> element.

Run code

The <col> tag is useful for applying styles to entire columns, instead of repeating the styles for each cell, for each row.

Browser compatibility

The <col> element is fully supported by all browsers:

Element
<col> yes yes yes yes yes



Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <col> tag:

Attribute Value Description
align left
right
center
justify
char
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the alignment of the content related to a <col> element
char character Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the alignment of the content related to a <col> element to a character
charoff number Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the number of characters the content will be aligned from the character specified by the char attribute
span number Specifies the number of columns a <col> element should span
valign top
middle
bottom
baseline
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the vertical alignment of the content related to a <col> element
width pixels Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the width of a <col> element

Global Attributes

The <col> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <col> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

Last updated: Tuesday 18 Sep, 2018