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HTML <col> Tag

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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.


<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.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h2>HTML col Tag</h2>
        <!-- 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 -->


Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera
  • Safari

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Last Updated : 21 Jul, 2022
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