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HTML <tr> Tag

The <tr> tag defines a row in an HTML table. The cells inside it are defined using the <th> (a header cell) or the <td> (a standard cell).

The <tr> element is declared inside the <table> tag.

All the rows in the table contain an equal number of cells, which is equivalent to the number of cells in the longest row. If there are fewer cells in a row, then the browser will automatically fill the row, placing empty cells at the end of it.

If you need to emphasize that there is no data in other cells, then create cell without content where necessary.

The cells added by browser have no borders, and if they go after each other, they will be shown as one integrated cell.

To customize the look of the table use CSS properties.




<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
      th, td {
        padding: 10px;
        border: 1px solid #666;
    <table style="width:80%; margin:30px auto; border-collapse:collapse;">



Attribute Value Description
align right
Aligns the content in a table row.
Not supported in HTML 5.
bgcolor bgcolor Specifies a background color for a table row.
Not supported in HTML 5.
bordercolor bordercolor Sets the color of the border.
Not supported in HTML 5.
char character Aligns the content in a table row to a character. Is used only if attribute align="char".
Not supported in HTML 5.
charoff number Sets the number of characters the content will be aligned from the character specified by the char attribute. Is used only if attribute align = "char".
Not supported in HTML 5.
valign top
Specifies vertical alignment of the content inside a table row.
Not supported in HTML 5.

The <tr> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

How to style <tr> tag

Common properties to alter the visual weight/emphasis/size of text in <tr> tag:?

  • CSS font-style property sets the style of the font. normal | italic | oblique | initial | inherit
  • CSS font-family property specifies a prioritized list of one or more font family names and/or generic family names for the selected element.
  • CSS font-size property sets the size of the font.
  • CSS font-weight property defines whether the font should be bold or thick. CSS text-transform Property controls text case and capitalization.
  • CSS text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text, and is a shorthand property for text-decoration-line, text-decoration-color, text-decoration-style

Coloring text in <tr> tag:

  • CSS color property describes the color of the text content and text decorations
  • CSS background-color property sets the background color of an element.

Text layout styles for <tr> tag:

  • CSS text-indent property specifies the indentation of the first line in a text block.
  • CSS text-overflow property specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signaled to the user.
  • CSS white-space property specifies how white-space inside an element is handled.
  • CSS word-break property specifies where the lines should be broken.

Other properties worth looking at for <tr> tag

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