align (HTML attribute)

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

Syntax

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

Description

The usual alignment that browsers apply for content inside th elements is "center", but you can override that using the align attribute. However, you’d be better to use CSS to set the text alignment.

Example

Here, default browser alignment of the th is overridden so the content is aligned to the "right":

<tr>
  <th align="right">Account Type</th>
  <th align="right">Interest Rate</th>
</tr>

Value

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

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full

It causes no compatibility issues, and has excellent support across all tested browsers (with the exception of the "char" attribute value). Browser support shows full, as the failure for character-specific alignment is placed on the char attribute rather than the align attribute.

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