thead Tag in HTML


An HTML table with a <thead>, <tbody>, and a <tfoot> element:  

Definition and Usage

The <thead> tag is used to group header content in an HTML table.

The <thead> element is used in conjunction with the <tbody> and <tfoot> elements to specify each part of a table (header, body, footer).

Browsers can use these elements to enable scrolling of the table body independently of the header and footer. Also, when printing a large table that spans multiple pages, these elements can enable the table header and footer to be printed at the top and bottom of each page.

Note: The <thead> element must have one or more <tr> tags inside.

The <thead> tag must be used in the following context: As a child of a <table> element, after any <caption> and <colgroup> elements, and before any <tbody>, <tfoot>, and <tr> elements.

Tip: The <thead>, <tbody>, and <tfoot> elements will not affect the layout of the table by default. However, you can use CSS to style these elements (see example below)!

Global Attributes

The <thead> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <thead> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

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