HTML Tags – Table Row Tag

What is HTML <tr> tag ?

HTML <tr> tag defines a row of cells in a table.

HTML <tr> tag contains one or more <th> or <td> elements.

HTML <tr> tag is declared inside the <table> tag.

We can use CSS properties to customise the look of the table.

How HTML <tr> tag works ?

HTML <tr> tag defines a row in an HTML table.

Each <tr> tag can contain one or more <th> tags that define header cells in the table or one or more <td> tags that define standard cells in the table.

HTML <tr> element may be direct child of the <table> element or nested within a parent <thead>, <tbody>, or <tfoot> element.

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

Note : Some tables can also include the <col>, <colgroup>, <caption>, <tfoot>, <tbody>, and <thead> elements.

Why HTML <tr> tag is used ?

HTML <tr> tag is used for specifying a table row within a table.

HTML <table> is used for arrangement of data in rows and columns or possibly in a more complex structure.

HTML <table> are widely used in communication, research, and data analysis.

HTML <table> allow web authors to arrange data like text, images, links, other tables, etc. into rows and columns of cells.

HTML <table> is useful for various tasks such as presenting text information and numerical data.

HTML <table> can be used to compare two or more items in a tabular form layout.

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Syntax :


Example :

<!DOCTYPE html>
table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;

<h1>The tr tag</h1>

    <td>Mahatma Gandhi</td>
    <td>Abdul Kalam</td>
    <td>Rahul Dravid</td>
    <td>Sachin Tendulkar</td>



Output :

<tr> Tag Attributes

HTML <tr> tag support following specific attributes. 

All following attributes has been removed in HTML5.

Deprecated. Specifies the alignment for the contents of the <tr> element.
Deprecated. Specifies the background color of the table row.
3charcharacterDeprecated. Specifies the alignment of the specific character. This attribute used only with when align=”char”.
Deprecated. Specifies the number of characters to offset the <tr> contents from the character designated by the char attribute.
Deprecated. Specifies the vertical aligns of the contents inside the <tr> element.

Global Attributes

HTML <tr> 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 <tr> 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