HTML <table> style Attribute

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

Example

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A style attribute on a <table> element.

First name Last name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell
Jane Hollander
<style>
  .tb { border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tb th, .tb td { padding: 5px; border: solid 1px #777; }
  .tb th { background-color: lightblue; }
</style>

<table class="tb" style="width:300px;">
  <tr>
    <th>First name</th>
    <th>Last name</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Denice</td>
    <td>Hobermann</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Paulo</td>
    <td>Cornell</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Jane</td>
    <td>Hollander</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Using style

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


Syntax

<table 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 <table> element.
Clicking the button changes the table width.

First name Last name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell
Jane Hollander

<style>
  .tbl { border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tbl th, .tbl td { padding: 5px; border: solid 1px #777; }
  .tbl th { background-color: lightblue; }
</style>

<table id="mytable" class="tbl" style="width:300px;">
  <tr>
    <th>First name</th>
    <th>Last name</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Denice</td>
    <td>Hobermann</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Paulo</td>
    <td>Cornell</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Jane</td>
    <td>Hollander</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
     let element = document.getElementById("mytable");

     if (element.style.width === "300px") {
       element.style.width = "400px";
    } else {
       element.style.width = "300px";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a width to the <table> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which changes the width of the table.


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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