← 4.9.2 The caption elementTable of contents4.9.4 The col element →

4.9.3 The colgroup element

Contexts in which this element can be used:
As a child of a table element, after any caption elements and before any thead, tbody, tfoot, and tr elements.
Content model:
If the span attribute is present: Empty.
If the span attribute is absent: Zero or more col elements.
Content attributes:
Global attributes
DOM interface:
interface HTMLTableColElement : HTMLElement {
           attribute unsigned long span;

The colgroup element represents a group of one or more columns in the table that is its parent, if it has a parent and that is a table element.

If the colgroup element contains no col elements, then the element may have a span content attribute specified, whose value must be a valid non-negative integer greater than zero.

The span IDL attribute must reflect the content attribute of the same name. The value must be limited to only non-negative numbers greater than zero.