HTML Tags – Table Data Tag

What is the HTML <td> tag ?

HTML <td> tag defines a standard data cell in an HTML table.

HTML <td> tag data cell must be used as child elements of a parent <tr> element.

HTML <td> tag contains data for the table, and not table headings.

By default browsers has render the <td> element contains in a normal font weight and left aligned.

What are the types of cells in HTML <table> ?

HTML table has two kinds of cells, they are

1. Header cells

Header cells contains header information (created with the <th> element)

2. Data cells

Data cells contain data (created with the <td> element)

How HTML <td> tag works ?

HTML <td> tag is used for specifying a cell or table data within a table.

HTML <td> elements text are in regular and left-aligned by default.

But HTML <th> tag text are bold and centered by default.

HTML <td> tag must be the child element of <tr> (table row) tag and each table row can contain multiple <td> data elements.

The grouped <td> elements of a <tr> tag renders as a single row in the table.

Note : All the rows in the table should contain an equal number of cells, which is equivalent to the number of cells in the longest row. If there are less cells in a row, then the browser will automatically fill the row, placing empty cells at the end of it.

Why is the HTML <td> tag used ?

HTML <td> tag can be used to insert text, form, image, table etc. Some Advanced tables may also contain the <caption>, <colgroup>, <col>, <tfoot>, <tbody>, or <thead> elements.

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Syntax :


Example :

<!DOCTYPE html>

                <h1>Welcome to CSTechbook</h1>
                <h2>td Tag</h2>
			table, th, tr{
				border:1px solid blue;

                        <!-- tbody tag starts from here -->
                                        <td>Mahatma Gandhi</td>
                                        <td>Abdul Kalaam</td>
                                        <td>Sachin Tendulkar</td>
                                        <td>Rahul Dravid</td>
                        <!-- tbody tag ends here -->

Output :

<td> Tag Attributes

HTML <td> tag support following specific attributes as per new standards.

1colspannumberSpecifies the how many columns a cell should span (merge) by the current cell.
2headersheader_idSpecifies the list of space-separated strings that contains one or more header cells a cell related to.
3rowspannumberSpecifies the how many rows a cell should span (merge) by the current cell.

Global Attributes

HTML <td> tag support following global attributes.

1idunique_nameDeclared unique id for an element.
2classclass_nameDeclared one or more classnames for an element.
3stylestylesCSS inline styles specify an element.
4titletitleSpecify extra details of element contain, this will display as a “tooltip” for an elements.

Event Attributes

HTML <td> tag support following event attributes.

1onfocusscriptelement gets focus on object when script tobe run.
2onblurscriptelement lose the focus on object when scrip tobe run.
3onabortscriptelement gets aborted on object when script tobe run.
4onchangescriptelement gets anytime change on object when script tobe run.
5onbeforeunloadscriptelement gets unloaded on object when scrip tobe run.
6onclickscriptclicked on object when script tobe run.
7ondblclickscriptdouble click on object when script tobe run.
8onkeydownscriptkey is pressed when script tobe run.
9onkeypressscriptkey is pressed over element then released when script tobe run.
10onkeyupscriptkey is released over element when script tobe run.
11onmousedownscriptmouse button was pressed over an element when script tobe run.
12onmouseoutscriptmouse pointer release over an element when script tobe run.
13onmousemovescriptrun mouse pointer moved when script tobe run.
14onmouseoverscriptrun mouse pointer move over when script tobe run.
15onmouseupscriptmouse button is released when script tobe run.
16onresetscriptform has been reset when script tobe run.
17onselectscriptSelect some content when script tobe run.
18onsubmitscriptform has been submitted when script tobe run.
19onloadscriptobject has load when script tobe run.
20onchangescriptallow to change the object when script tobe run.
21onunloadscriptunload to the browser window when script tobe run.
22ondragscriptelement being dragged when script tobe run.
23ondragendscriptelement being stop dragged when script tobe run.
24ondragenterscriptelement being go target dragged when script tobe run.
25ondragleavescriptelement being leave to target dragged when script tobe run.
26ondragoverscriptelement being over to target dragged when script tobe run.
27ondragstartscriptelement being start dragged when script tobe run.
28ondropscriptelement being dropped when script tobe run.
29onerrorscriptelement error occurs when script tobe run.
30onmessagescriptelement message display when script tobe run.
31onerrorscriptelement error occurs when script tobe run.
32onmousewheelscriptmouse wheel will be rotate when script tobe run.
33onscrollscriptscrollbar is scroll when script tobe run.
34onresizescriptelement should be resize when script tobe run.
35onselectscriptall element content selected when script tobe run.
36onstoragescriptelement should be store in target when script tobe run.

Browser Compatibility

6Internet ExplorerYes