HTML Tables Tutorial

Page 6 - <table> width


By default a table is only as wide as it needs to be. That is to say the content of the table determines how wide and tall it needs to be. You can see that the first table is only as wide as its content. The second table is three hundred pixels wide, as the width attribute in the table tag specifies.
<table border="1">
   <tr>
      <td>Cell #1</td>
      <td>Cell #2</td>
   </tr>
   <tr>
      <td>Cell #3</td>
      <td>Cell #4</td>
   </tr>
</table>
=
Cell #1 Cell #2
Cell #3 Cell #4

<table border="1" width="300">
   <tr>
      <td>Cell #1</td>
      <td>Cell #2</td>
   </tr>
   <tr>
      <td>Cell #3</td>
      <td>Cell #4</td>
   </tr>
</table>
=
Cell #1 Cell #2
Cell #3 Cell #4
 
 
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