char (HTML attribute)

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

Syntax

char="character"

Description

The char attribute allows you to define the character against which data in the th or td elements within this table row are aligned, but this is only works if the align attribute has also been set to "char".

Example

In the following example, the rows are aligned to the "%" character:

<table summary="Interest Rates" width="400" border="1">
  <caption>Interest Rates</caption>
  <thead align="char">
    <tr>
      <th>Account Type</th>
      <th>Interest Rate (%)</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr align="char" char="%">
      <td>Smart</td>
      <td>From 2%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr align="char" char="%">
      <td>Young Saver</td>
      <td>From 1.6%</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

Value

This attribute takes as its value a single character that appears in the table, such as a decimal point character.

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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