charoff (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 4
Browser support (more…)
IE8 FF2 SA4 OP10 CH2
None None None None None

Syntax

charoff="number"

Description

If the align attribute is set to "char", and the char attribute has been set to a character—thus telling the browser that cell contents should be aligned to a given character—the charoff attribute is used to set a character offset. If a charoff figure of "4" is chosen, the browser should align the cell contents four characters to the right or the specified character. If charoff were a negative value, for example "-4", the alignment should be offset four characters to the left of the specified character. Note that there are a few uses of the word “should” in this description, which should (there we go again) give you a hint about what to expect in the Compatibility section for this attribute!

Example

In this example, the charoff is set to align four characters to the right of ":" (in columns 1, 2, 4) and two characters to the left of "." (in column 3):

<table border="1">
  <col align="char" char=":" charoff="4"/>
  <col align="char" char=":" charoff="4"/>
  <col align="char" char="." charoff="-2"/>
  <col align="char" char=":" charoff="4"/>
  ⋮
</table>

Value

The charoff attribute takes an integer value, which can be positive or negative.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None

This element is poorly supported and should not be relied upon.

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