HTML » Tags » caption

Version: 3.2, 4.0

Compability: Explorer 4, 5  Netscape 4, 6

Syntax:
<caption> ... </caption>

The <caption> tag allows you to place a comment (caption) with a table. The caption does not appear inside the table, but rather it appears outside the table on either the top (default) or bottom.

Some browsers recognize proprietary attributes that permit placing the caption on the left or right side of the table. The caption tag must occur immediately after the table tag. You can only have one caption per table. The text that composes the caption can contain HTML tags and style sheet properties.

Note that the table tag has the summary attribute which is used with non-visual media such as braille and speech to provide information about a table.
 
The closing tag is mandatory.
 

Examples

Code:
<table width="80%" border="10" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="5" align="center">
<caption>
<center><b>How To Code A Table</b></center>
<br>
Use the caption tag to name the table and to provide useful information about the contents
</caption>
<tr>
<th colspan'"2">Use the <b>th</b> tag to create the header which will display in bold</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="50%">The <b>tr</b> tag creates the row</td>
<td width="50%">The <b>td</b> tag creates individual cells for each row</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="50%">You should always use the closing tags</td>
<td width="50%">You can use a variety of HTML tags inside the cell</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="50%">The three new version 4.0 table tags are <b>tbody, tfoot,</b> and <b>thead</b></td>
<td width="50%">The <b>colspan</b> attribute allows you span more than one cell</td>
</tr>
</table>
Output:
How To Code A Table

Use the caption tag to name the table and to provide useful information about the contents
Use the th tag to create the header which will display in bold
The tr tag creates the rowThe td tag creates individual cells for each row
You should always use the closing tagsYou can use a variety of HTML tags inside the cell
The three new version 4.0 table tags are tbody, tfoot, and theadSetting colspan allows you span more than one cell
Explanation:

This example demonstrates the basic table tags.

Language(s): HTML

See Also: