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HTML scope attribute

scope

The purpose of the HTML scope attribute is to specify the scope for header cells of a table.

Supported elements

HTML scope attribute supports td and th elements.

Syntax

<ElementName scope="value" >.....</ElementName>

Where ElementName is any supported element.

Type of value

Scope.

Value

Value Description
col Defines that the associated cell is a header for a column.
row Defines that the associated cell is a header for a row.
colgroup Defines that the associated cell is a header for a column group.
rowgroup Defines that the associated cell is a header for a row group.

Default value

There is not default value of HTML scope attribute.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of HTML scope attribute with th element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML scope attribute with th element</title>
</head>
<body>
<table width="200" border="1" cellpadding="2">
 <tr>
<th scope="col">Student Code </th>
<th scope="col">Percentage of marks</th>
<th scope="col">Grade</th>
<th scope="col">Remarks</th>
<tr>
</tr>
<td>S001</td>
<td>92</td>
<td>A+</td>
<td>Excellent</td>
<tr>
</tr>
<td>S002</td>
<td>76</td>
<td>B+</td>
<td>Good</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Result

html scope attribute with th element

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Example of HTML scope attribute with th element

Example of HTML scope attribute with td element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML scope attribute with td element</title>
</head>
<body>
<table width="200" border="1" cellpadding="2">
<tr>
<td scope="row">Student Code</td>
<td scope="row">Percentage of marks</td>
<td scope="row">Grade</td>
<td scope="row">Remarks</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>S001</td>
<td>92</td>
<td>A+</td>
<td>Excellent</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>S002</td>
<td>76</td>
<td>B+</td>
<td>Good</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Result

html scope attribute with td element

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Example of HTML scope attribute with td element

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