This element is also available in our updated HTML 4 reference. Some characteristics may have changed.
|Contents:||H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, P, UL, OL, DIR, MENU, PRE, DL, DIV, CENTER, BLOCKQUOTE, FORM, HR, TABLE, ADDRESS as well as TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, A, APPLET, IMG, FONT, BASEFONT, BR, MAP, INPUT, SELECT, TEXTAREA and plain text.
|May occur in:||TR.
The TD tag is used to mark up individual cells inside a table row. It may contain almost all tags, including nested tables. If the cell is a label of some sort, use TH instead of TD.
The NOWRAP attribute indicates the contents of the current cell should not be wrapped. You must use BR in the cell to force line breaks to prevent the entire cell from showing up as just one line.
The ROWSPAN and COLSPAN attributes indicate how many rows or columns this cell overlaps. If you use these attributes, make sure you count correctly or you can get some very weird results.
The ALIGN and VALIGN attributes control the horizontal and vertical alignment of the current cell. ALIGN can be set for left, right or centered cells. VALIGN indicates that the table cell's contents should appear at the top, the middle or the bottom of the row. Note that align and valign attributes for a cell override the values set for the row.
The WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes can be used to suggest a width and height for this cell. This should be a value in pixels. Setting different widths for multiple cells in the same column, or different heights for multiple cells in one row can cause unexpected effects.
For an example on how to construct tables, please see the section on the TABLE tag.
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