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HTML HTML Tables Structuring Tables The Table Foot Element

Shreyash Agarwal
Shreyash Agarwal
9,843 Points

Add colspan attribute to tr instead of td?

I think it's a better idea to add the colspan attribute to the tr element instead of the td element in a footer, considering we have only one element inside it.

Would this work?

Joe Rizza
Joe Rizza
8,513 Points

I'm confused- If you have a tr element with only one element inside it, isn't that one column? Why is colspan needed?

Maybe I misunderstood you. Can you please post some code to demonstrate what you are trying to accomplish?


2 Answers


The table is a 3 column table, but you only have 1 column in your tfoot element.

You are right that in saying that a tr element with only one td cell in it is a single column.

What you cannot see, due to the styling of the table, is that you have a huge gap to the right where the td cells for the other 2 columns should be.

See codepen http://codepen.io/anon/pen/bdbabo

Now see the codepen with the colspan spanning all 3 columns: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/aOoEog

AR Ehsan
AR Ehsan
7,912 Points

colspan is needed to span the sentence like done in the video. It looks much better!