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HTML HTML Tables Table Basics The Table Header Cell Element

Alex Francis
Alex Francis
13,840 Points

Use case of <th> over <td> in rows

I'm wondering whether it is compulsory to use <th> at the start of each row, or if it is generally considered best practice (such as for accessibility reasons), or if it is functionally optional.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,891 Points

Browsers might happen to render a page that looks like what you expect without it; but in valid HTML code, a <td> element must be a child of a <tr> element.