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HTML tfoot Tag

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Published Jun 29, 2017
Updated Sep 11, 2019

HTML tfoot: Main Tips

  • To group footer content of an HTML table, you should use the tfoot tag.
  • <tfoot> goes together with the <tbody> and <thead> to specify each part of table (footer, header, body).
  • <tfoot> should have one or more <tr> tags inside.

Defining HTML Table Footers

The tfoot tag is used to define the content of the HTML table footer:

Example
<table border="1">
 <thead>
   <tr>
     <th>Cats</th>
     <th>Dogs</th>
   </tr>
 </thead>
 <tbody>
   <tr>
     <td>7</td>
     <td>6</td>
   </tr></tbody>
 <tfoot align="center">
   <tr>
     <th colspan="2">Cats win!</th>
   </tr>
 </tfoot> 
</table>

One table can only have one tfoot element. It should be positioned below the <tbody> in the document flow.

It should also always appear after <thead>, <colgroup> and <caption>, if any are used.

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Deprecated tfoot Tag Attributes

HTML tfoot tag had a few specific attributes. However, they all have been deprecated in HTML4 and removed completely in HTML5. We'd advise you to use CSS properties for styling instead.

align defined the alignment of content for the <tfoot>:

Example
<tfoot align="center">

Note: instead of align, use the CSS text-align property.

char defined the alignment of content for the <tfoot> element to a character:

Example
<tfoot align="char" char=".">

charoff set the number of characters the content of the <tfoot> element should be aligned from the character set by the char attribute:

Example
<tfoot align="char" char="." charoff="2">

valign set all the content of the <tfoot> element to align vertically:

Example
<tfoot valign="bottom">

Note: instead of valign, use the CSS vertical-align property.

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