align (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 4
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

align=" { center | char | justify | left | right } "

Description

The align attribute can be used to override the default horizontal alignment of text inside table cells contained within the tfoot. On the assumption that th (table headers) have been used inside the thead area and td elements are used for normal data, the default alignment is for text to be ranged left. However, by applying the align attribute to the tfoot, you could change that, for example, to "center" or "right" (as shown in the example HTML).

Example

This tfoot will set all text inside the nested td elements to the right:

<table summary="Interest Rates" width="400" border="1">
  <caption>Interest Rates</caption>
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th>Account Type</th>
      <th>Interest Rate</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tfoot align="right">
    <tr>
      <td>Recommended for you: 'Young Saver'</td>
      <td>Interest from: 1.6%</td>
    </tr>
  </tfoot>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>Smart</td>
      <td>From 2%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Young Saver</td>
      <td>From 1.6%</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

Value

The recognized attribute values are as shown in the syntax section.

Compatibility

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In the browsers tested, the "left", "right", "center", and "justify" alignments are honored, but the "char" value—used alongside the char and charoff attributes—is ignored by all (or incorrectly interpreted as "center").

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