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HTML <thead> tag

Definition

The <thead> tag is used to define group header information within a table and must be enclosed within the <table></table> element. The <thead></thead> element should only appear once within a table and precede the <tfoot></tfoot> and <tbody></tbody> elements.

Example


<table>
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th>Fruit</th>
      <th>Colour</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tfoot>
    <tr>
      <td>Salad</td>
      <td>Rainbow</td>
    </tr>
  </tfoot>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>Banana</td>
      <td>Yellow</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Pea</td>
      <td>Green</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

char no browser support - specifies character to align cells to.

charoff no browser support - specifies offset of char character in pixels.

align specifies the horizontal alignment of cell contents.


<thead align="left"></thead>   <!-- align content to the left -->
<thead align="center"></thead>   <!-- align content in the centre -->
<thead align="right"></thead>   <!-- align content to the right -->
<thead align="justify"></thead>   <!-- stretch contents to width -->
<thead align="char"></thead>   <!-- align content to a character -->

valign specifies the vertical alignment of cell contents.


<thead valign="top"></thead>   <!-- align content to the top -->
<thead valign="middle"></thead>   <!-- align content in the middle -->
<thead valign="bottom"></thead>   <!-- align content to the bottom -->
<thead valign="baseline"></thead>   <!-- align to bottom when different font sizes -->

Common Attributes

class - specifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.


<thead class="classname"></thead>

id - specifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.


<thead id="idname"></thead>

style - specifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.


<thead style="color:red;text-align:left"></thead>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<thead title="information about the content"></thead>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


<thead dir="ltr"></thead>   <!-- The text will flow from left to right -->

<thead dir="rtl"></thead>   <!-- The text will flow from right to left -->

lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element.


<thead lang="en"></thead>

xml:lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element in XHTML documents.


<thead xml:lang="fr"></thead>

Document Event Attributes

NONE

Form Event Attributes

NONE

Image Event Attributes

NONE

Keyboard Event Attributes

onkeydown - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed.


<thead onkeydown="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onkeypress - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.


<thead onkeypress="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onkeyup - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.


<thead onkeyup="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Mouse Event Attributes

onclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is clicked on the element.


<thead onclick="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function --> 

ondblclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is double clicked on the element.


<thead ondblclick="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmousedown - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over the element.


<thead onmousedown="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmousemove - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is moved.


<thead onmousemove="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmouseout - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.


<thead onmouseout="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmouseover - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.


<thead onmouseover="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmouseup - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.


<thead onmouseup="go()"></thead>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->


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