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  • Last Updated : 02 Aug, 2022
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This property is used to specify the position where the table caption is placed. It is used in HTML Tables. This property can be used with any element whose display property set to caption-side.

Syntax: 

caption-side: top|bottom|block-start|block-end|inline-start|inline-end|initial|inherit;

Default Value

  • top

Properties:  

1. top: It specifies that the table caption is placed at the top of the table. It is the default value.

Syntax: 

caption-side:top;

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>caption-side property</title>
        <style>
            .geeks {
                caption-side: top;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1 style="color:green;">GeeksForGeeks</h1>
            <h2>caption-side: top:</h2>
            <table class="geeks" border="1">
                <caption>Table 4.1 Student Details</caption>
                <tr>
                    <th>Student Name</th>
                    <th>Enroll_no.</th>
                    <th>Address</th>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Hritik Bhatnagar</td>
                    <td>234</td>
                    <td>Delhi</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Govind madan</td>
                    <td>235</td>
                    <td>kolkata</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Suraj Roy</td>
                    <td>236</td>
                    <td>Mumbai</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td> Dhruv Mishra</td>
                    <td>237</td>
                    <td>Dehadun</td>
                </tr>
            </table>
        </center>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

2. bottom: This property specifies that the table caption is placed at the bottom of the table.

Syntax: 

caption-side:bottom;

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>caption-side property</title>
        <style>
            .geeks {
                caption-side: bottom;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1 style="color:green;">GeeksForGeeks</h1>
            <h2>caption-side: bottom:</h2>
            <table class="geeks" border="1">
                <caption>Table 4.1 Student Details</caption>
                <tr>
                    <th>Student Name</th>
                    <th>Enroll_no.</th>
                    <th>Address</th>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Hritik Bhatnagar</td>
                    <td>234</td>
                    <td>Delhi</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Govind madan</td>
                    <td>235</td>
                    <td>kolkata</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Suraj Roy</td>
                    <td>236</td>
                    <td>Mumbai</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td> Dhruv Mishra</td>
                    <td>237</td>
                    <td>Dehadun</td>
                </tr>
            </table>
        </center>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

3. initial: It sets the property to its default value.

Syntax: 

captipn-side:initial

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
    <style>
    .geeks{
        caption-side: initial;
        }
    </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1 style="color:green;">GeeksForGeeks</h1>
             
            <h2>caption-side:initial:</h2>
            <table class="geeks" border="1">
                <caption>Table 4.1 Student Details</caption>
                <tr>
                    <th>Student Name</th>
                    <th>Enroll_no.</th>
                    <th>Address</th>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Hritik Bhatnagar</td>
                    <td>234</td>
                    <td>Delhi</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Govind madan</td>
                    <td>235</td>
                    <td>kolkata</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Suraj Roy</td>
                    <td>236</td>
                    <td>Mumbai</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td> Dhruv Mishra</td>
                    <td>237</td>
                    <td>Dehadun</td>
                </tr>
            </table>
        </center>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by CSS caption-side Property are listed below:  

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Edge 12.0
  • Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Opera 4.0
  • Safari 1.0

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