HTML <caption> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <caption> tag assigns a unique style to the caption. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the caption element.

Example

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A style attribute on a <caption> tag.

Artists
Firstname Lastname Country
Vincent Van Gogh Netherlands
Paul Cézanne France
<style>
 table.tb { width:100%; border-collapse: collapse; }
 .tb th, .tb td { padding:3px; border: 1px solid #777; }
</style>

<table class="tb">
  <caption style="background-color:#3630a3; 
                  color:white; 
                  padding:5px;">Artists</caption>
  <tr> 
    <th>Firstname</th>
    <th>Lastname</th>
    <th>Country</th>
  </tr>
  <tr> 
    <td>Vincent</td>
    <td>Van Gogh</td>
    <td>Netherlands</td>
  </tr>
  <tr> 
    <td>Paul</td>
    <td>Cézanne</td>
    <td>France</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <caption> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <caption> element only.


Syntax

<caption style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <caption> tag.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

Artists
Firstname Lastname Country
Vincent Van Gogh Netherlands
Paul Cézanne France

<style>
 table.tb { width:100%; border-collapse: collapse; }
 .tb th, .tb td { padding:3px; border: 1px solid #777; }
</style>

<table class="tb">
  <caption id="mycaption" 
           style="background-color: #3630a3; 
                  color: white; 
                  padding:5px;">Artists</caption>
  <tr> 
    <th>Firstname</th>
    <th>Lastname</th>
    <th>Country</th>
  </tr>
  <tr> 
    <td>Vincent</td>
    <td>Van Gogh</td>
    <td>Netherlands</td>
  </tr>
  <tr> 
    <td>Paul</td>
    <td>Cézanne</td>
    <td>France</td>
  </tr>
</table>

<br/>
<button type="button" onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let changed = false;
  let toggle = () => {

    let element = document.getElementById("mycaption");

    changed = !changed;
    if (changed) {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "#258e94";
    } else {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "#3630a3";
    }

  }

</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a style to the <caption> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the background.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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