It may be useful in tables
that contain financial information to align contents beyond the simple
"center" determinations. For example, you might align
numerical data to a decimal point, or some other symbol. The
char attribute allows you to define the character
against which data is aligned, but this only works if the
align attribute has also been set to
In this example, the second cell is
aligned with the
<tr> <th>Account Type</th> <th align="char" char="%">Interest Rate (%)</th> </tr>
This attribute takes as its value a single character that appears in the table; for example, a decimal point character.
This attribute is poorly supported and should not be relied upon.