HTML <th> title Attribute

The title attribute on a <th> tag adds a tooltip with title text to the table header cell.

Hovering the mouse over the header cell will display the tooltip.



A title attribute on a <th> element.

Full name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell
  table.tb { width: 250px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tb th, .tb td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px; }
  .tb th { background-color:lightblue; text-align: center; }

<table class="tb">
    <th title="Customer full name" colspan="2">Full name</th>

Code explanation

The title attribute is placed in the <th> opening tag.

The value can be any string. Hover over the th and a tooltip appears.

Using title

The title attributes attaches additional information to the <th> element.

The title value displays as a tooltip.

The tooltip displays when the th element is hovered.


<th title="value">



Value Description
value A string value. A title can span multiple lines by including newline or carriage-return characters:  &#10;  or  &#013;.

Browser support

Here is when title support started for each browser:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023