HTML <tr> Tag

The <tr> tag creates a table row in an HTML table.

Each row is a container for one or more table cells.

A table can have any number of rows.



A table with 4 <tr> tags: 1 header row (lightblue) and 3 data rows.

First Name Last Name
Denice Hobermann
Timothy O'Neill
Jane Hollander
 table.tb { width:300px; border-collapse: collapse; }
 .tb th, .tb td { padding:3px; border: 1px solid #777; }
 .tb th { background-color:lightblue; }

<table class="tb">
    <th>First Name</th>
    <th>Last Name</th>
tr = table row
th = table heading
td = table data cell

Using <tr>

The <tr> tag creates a single table row.

This tag must be placed inside a <table> tag.

In turn, a <tr> contains one or more <th> or <td> elements.

Note: By default, tables have no borders. Our examples use CSS for basic styling.

More Examples

A table with 8 <tr> elements -- 1 header row and 7 data rows.

First name Last name Email City Country
Jelle van Loenen Amsterdam Netherlands
Tim Hallman Dallas USA
Jose Lopez Manila Philippines
Jeroen Harmsma The Hague Netherlands
Sunil Gupta Mumbai India
Henry Wong San Francisco USA
Cindy Velasquez Mexico City Mexico
 table.tbl { width:100%; border-collapse: collapse; }
 .tbl th, .tbl td { padding:3px; border: 1px solid #aaaa; }
 .tbl th { background-color:lightblue; }

<table class="tbl">
    <th>First name</th>
    <th>Last name</th>
    <td>van Loenen</td>
    <td>The Hague</td>
    <td>San Francisco</td>
    <td>Mexico City</td>

Attributes for <tr>

The <tr> element has no attributes, but it does accept global attributes. The following are commonly used.

Attribute Value Description
id   identifier Defines a unique identifier for the row.
class   classnames Sets one or more CSS classes to be applied to the row.
style   CSS-styles Sets the row style. Some styles, such as padding, has no effect.
data-*   value Defines additional data that can be used by JavaScript.
hidden   hidden Specifies whether the row is hidden.
title   text Sets a title that displays as a tooltip.

For additional global attributes see our global attributes list.

Obsolete Attributes

Do not use the attributes listed below.  They are no longer valid on tr in HTML5.

Attribute Description Alternative
align Aligns the content in the row. CSS text-align
bgcolor Defines the background color for the row. CSS background-color
char Aligns content to a character, for example "," or ".". CSS text-align
charoff Shifts column data to the right relative to char attribute. CSS text-align
valign Sets the vertical alignment of content in the row. CSS vertical-align

Table Tags

The <tr> tag is part of a group of tags that are used to create HTML tables. This group is referred to as the Table tag group. Together, they allow you to create comprehensive HTML tables.

Here is a list of table tags

Element Description
<table> Creates a table that contains elements listed below
<caption> Creates a caption above or under a table
<colgroup> Creates a container for col elements
<col> Creates a style for one or more columns in a table
<thead> Creates a table header that can style all header cells
<tbody> Creates a table body that can style all data cells
<tfoot> Creates table footer that can style all footer cells
<tr> Creates a table row that contains table cells
<th> Creates a table header cell
<td> Creates a table data cell

Browser support

Here is when <tr> 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