HTML thead Tag

HTML <thead>Tag: The HTML<thead> tag groups header content in an HTML table. And the <thead> element is used in conjunction with the <tbody> and <tfoot> elements to specify each part of a table (header, body, footer). Browsers can use these elements to enable scrolling of the table body independently of the header and footer. And also, when printing a large table that spans multiple pages, these elements can enable the table header and footer to be printed at the top and bottom of each page.

HTML <thead>Tag

This HTML thead tag supports both the global and the event attributes.

Attributes

  • align: Set the alignment of the text content.
  • valign: Set the vertical alignment of the text content.
  • char: Set the align of content inside the <thead> element to a character.
  • charoff: It is used to sets the number of characters that will be aligned from the character specified by the char
  • attribute. The value of these attributes is in numeric form.

Syntax:<thead> Text</thead>



Browser compatibility

The HTML<thead> tag is supported by different types of browsers.

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer

Example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
thead {color:green;}
tbody {color:blue;}
tfoot {color:red;}

table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>

<table>
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th>Month</th>
      <th>Savings</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  
</table>

</body>
</html>

Output:

html thead tag

Attributes that are supported by the <thead> tag

Attribute Value Description
align right
left
center
justify
char
Aligns the content inside the element
char character Aligns the content inside the element to a character
charoff number Sets the number of characters the content inside the element will be aligned from the character specified by the char attribute
valign top
middle
bottom
baseline
Vertical aligns the content inside the element