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HTML <col> Tag

  • Last Updated : 02 Mar, 2021

The <col> tag in HTML is used to set the column properties for each column within a <colgroup> tag. This tag is used to set the style property to each column. This tag does not contain closing tags.

Syntax: 

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<col attribute = "value">

Attributes: The various attributes that can be used with the col tag are listed below. Most of the attributes are not supported by HTML5.

  • span: It is used to define the number of columns on which property will be applied.
  • style: This attribute is used to define the CSS to change the properties of the column.
  • align: This attribute is used to set the alignment of the content of <col> element.
  • width: It is used to specify the width of a <col> element.
  • charoff: It is used to specify the number of characters the content will be aligned from the character specified by the char attribute.

Example: The below example explains the HTML col Tag.



html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML col Tag</h2>
    <table>
      <colgroup>
        <!-- col tag starts from here -->
        <col span="1" style="background-color: green" />
        <col span="1" style="background-color: red" />
        <col span="1" style="background-color: none" />
        <!-- col tag ends here. col tag does not 
                contains ending tag -->
      </colgroup>
  
      <tr>
        <th>NAME</th>
        <th>AGE</th>
        <th>BRANCH</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>BITTU</td>
        <td>22</td>
        <td>CSE</td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>RAM</td>
        <td>21</td>
        <td>ECE</td>
      </tr>
    </table>
  </body>
</html>

Output: 

Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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