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4.9.4 The col element

Contexts in which this element can be used:
As a child of a colgroup element that doesn't have a span attribute.
Content model:
Content attributes:
Global attributes
DOM interface:

HTMLTableColElement, same as for colgroup elements. This interface defines one member, span.

If a col element has a parent and that is a colgroup element that itself has a parent that is a table element, then the col element represents one or more columns in the column group represented by that colgroup.

The element may have a span content attribute specified, whose value must be a valid non-negative integer greater than zero.