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HTML <colgroup> tag

HTML <colgroup> tag specifies group of column within an HTML table. It is used a parent container of one or more <col> elements to apply different properties in an HTML table.

NOTE: The <colgroup> tag must be used with <table> element after the <caption> and before <thead> or <tbody> elements.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <colgroup> tag

Display None
Start tag/End tag Start tag and End Tag
Usage HTML tables


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HTML colgroup tag


Attribute Value Description
  • left
  • center
  • right
  • justify
  • char
It specifies the alignment of the column content. (Not supported in HTML5).
char character It specifies the alignment of the content in a column group to the character. (Not supported in HTML5).
charoff number It sets the number of characters to offset the column data from the alignment character specified by the char attribute. (Not supported in HTML5).
span number It specifies the number of columns a colgroup should span.
  • top
  • middle
  • bottom
  • baseline
It specifies the vertical alignment of the column group. (Not supported in HTML5).
  • %
  • Pixels
  • relative_length
It specifies the width of the group of column. (Not supported in HTML5).

Global Attribute

HTML <colgroup> tag supports all Global attributes in HTML.

Event Attribute

HTML <colgroup> tag supports all event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

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