align attribute is set to
"char", and the
has been set to a character—thus telling the browser that cell contents
should be aligned to a given character—the
attribute is used to set a character offset. If a
charoff figure of
"2" is chosen,
as shown in the example HTML, the browser should align the cell contents
two characters to the right of the specified character. If
charoff were a negative value
"-2" for example) the alignment should be offset two
characters to the left of the specified character. Note that there are a
few uses of the word “should” in this paragraph, which should (there we go
again) give you a hint about what to expect in the Compatibility section
for this attribute!
Here, the character alignment is
offset by two characters from the
<table summary="Interest Rates" width="400" border="1"> <caption>Interest Rates</caption> <thead> <tr> <th>Account Type</th> <th>Interest Rate (%)</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr align="char" char="%" charoff="2"> <td>Smart</td> <td>From 2%</td> </tr> <tr align="char" char="%" charoff="2"> <td>Young Saver</td> <td>From 1.6%</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
This attribute takes an integer value, which can be positive or negative.
This element is poorly supported and should not be relied upon.