HTML | th Tag

The <th> tag in HTML is used to set the header cell of a table. Two type of cell in HTML table.

  • Header Cell: It is used to hold the header information.
  • Standard Cell: It is used to hold the body of data.

The working of both tags (<th> and <td>) are same but the text properties are different. In <th> text is bold and centered, and in <td> text is regular and left align by default.


<th> Contents... </th>

Attributes: There are many attributes supported by HTML4.1 but removed from HTML5 are listed below:

  • abbr: This attribute is used as abbreviated version of the text content in a header cell.
  • align: Set the alignment the text content.
  • axis: Categorizes header cells.
  • bgcolor: Set the background color of a header cell.
  • char: Aligns the content in a header cell 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 this attributes are in numeric form.
  • colspan: Number of columns a header cell should span.
  • headers: Specifies one or more header cells a cell is related to.
  • height: Set the height of a header cell.
  • nowrap: It specifies that the content inside a header cell should not wrap.
  • rowspan: Set the number of rows a header cell should span.
  • scope: It is used to specify the score of header content.
  • sorted: It is used to sort the direction of a column.
  • valign It is used to set the vertically alignment of text content.
  • width: It is used to set the width of a header cell


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>th tag</title>
            body {
            h1 {
            th {
            table, tbody, td {
                border: 1px solid black;
                border-collapse: collapse;
        <h2>th Tag</h2>
                    <!-- th tag starts here -->
                    <th>User Id</th>
                    <!-- th tag end here -->


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by <th> tag are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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