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  • Last Updated : 17 Sep, 2019

The <td> tag is used to define a standard cell in an HTML table.



Types of cells:

  • Header cells: contains header information(<th>)
  • Standard cells: contains data(<td>)

The text in <th> elements are bold and centered for heading by default.
The text in <td> elements are regular and left-aligned for data by default.

Attributes: There are many attributes supported by HTML4.1 but removed from HTML5 are listed below:

  • abbr: This attribute is used as abbreviated version of the text content in a header cell.
  • align: Set the alignment the text content.
  • axis: Categorizes header cells.
  • bgcolor: Set the background color of a header cell.
  • char: Aligns the content in a header cell to a character.
  • charoff: It is used to sets the number of characters that will be aligned from the character specified by the char attribute. The value of these attributes are in numeric form.
  • colspan: Number of columns a header cell should span.
  • headers: Specifies multiple header cells a cell is related to.
  • height: Set the height of a header cell.
  • nowrap: It specifies that the content inside a header cell should not wrap.
  • rowspan: Set the number of rows a header cell should span.
  • scope: It is used to specify the score of header content.
  • sorted: It is used to sort the direction of a column.
  • valign: It is used to set the vertical alignment of text content.
  • width: It is used to set the width of a header cell


<!DOCTYPE html> 
        <title>td tag</title
            body { 
            h1 { 
            th { 
            table, tbody, td { 
                border: 1px solid black; 
                border-collapse: collapse; 
        <h2>td Tag</h2
                    <th>User Id</th


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by td tag are listed below

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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