How to add tooltip to HTML table cell without using JavaScript ?

Given an HTML table and the task is to add a tooltip to the table cell without using JavaScript. There are two methods to solve this problem which are discussed below:

Approach 1:

  • Create a HTML table.
  • Add title attribute (title = “someTitle”) to the table cell to add tooltip.

Example 1: This example implements the above approach.



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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        How to add tooltip to HTML table
        cell without using JavaScript ?
    </title>
      
    <style>
        #MyTable{
            border: 1px solid black;
        }
        #MyTable td{
            border: 1px solid black;
            padding: 3px;
        }
    </style>
</head
  
<body align = "center"
      
    <h1 style = "color:green;"
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    </h1
      
    <p id = "GFG_UP" style
        "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;"
    </p>
      
    <center>
        <table id="MyTable">
            <thead>
                <tr>
                    <td>Attr 1</td>
                    <td>Attr 2</td>
                    <td>Attr 3</td>
                </tr>
            </thead>
              
            <tbody>
                <tr>
                    <td title="1, 1">1, 1</td>
                    <td title="1, 2">1, 2</td>
                    <td title="1, 3">1, 3</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td title="2, 1">2, 1</td>
                    <td title="2, 2">2, 2</td>
                    <td title="2, 3">2, 3</td>
                </tr>
            </tbody>
        </table>
    </center>
      
    <script
        var el_up = document.getElementById('GFG_UP');
          
        el_up.innerHTML = "Hover over the cells "
                        + "to see the tooltip.";
    </script
</body
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before hovering over the cell:
  • After hovering over the cell:

Approach 2:

  • Create a HTML table.
  • Create a <span> element in the table cell in which we want to add a tooltip.
  • Initially set the display: none of the <span> element.
  • Whenever the user hovers over this particular element, Just change the property to display: block.

Example 2: This example implements the above approach.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        How to add tooltip to HTML table
        cell without using JavaScript ?
    </title>
      
    <style>
        #MyTable{
            border: 1px solid black;
        }
        #MyTable td{
            border: 1px solid black;
            padding: 3px;
        }
        .parentCell{
            position: relative;
        }
        .tooltip{
            display: none;
            position: absolute; 
            z-index: 100;
            border: 1px;
            background-color: white;
            border: 1px solid green;
            padding: 3px;
            color: green; 
            top: 20px; 
            left: 20px;
        }
        .parentCell:hover span.tooltip{
            display:block;
        }
    </style>
</head
  
<body align = "center"
      
    <h1 style = "color:green;"
        GeeksForGeeks 
    </h1
      
    <p id = "GFG_UP" style
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
        Hover over the 1, 2 to see the tooltip. 
    </p>
      
    <center>
        <table id="MyTable">
            <thead>
                <tr>
                    <td>Attr 1</td>
                    <td>Attr 2</td>
                    <td>Attr 3</td>
                </tr>
            </thead>
              
            <tbody>
                <tr>
                    <td>1, 1</td>
                    <td class="parentCell">1, 2
                        <span class="tooltip">Tooltip</span>
                    </td>
                    <td>1, 3</td>
                <tr>
                    <td>2, 1</td>
                    <td>2, 2</td>
                    <td>2, 3</td>
                </tr>
            </tbody>
        </table>
    </center>
</body
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before hovering over the cell:
  • After hovering over the cell:


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