HTML <td> Tag

The HTML <td> tag represents a data cell (or table data) in an HTML table.

The <td> element is used with the <table> element (and <tr> element) to allow data to be presented in the table.


The <td> tag is written as <td></td> with the table data inserted between the start and end tags.

The <td> tag must be a child of a <tr> tag.

Like this:



Attributes can be added to an HTML element to provide more information about how the element should appear or behave.

The <td> element accepts the following attributes.

colspanSpecifies the number of columns the current cell spans across.
rowspanSpecifies the number of rows the current cell spans across.
headersSpecifies a space-separated list of header cells that contain information about this cell. The value needs to correspond with the id of the header cell (which is set using the id attribute). This attribute is useful for non-visual browsers.

Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML elements. Therefore, you can use these attributes with the <td> tag , as well as with all other HTML tags.

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 global attributes.

Event Handlers

Event handler content attributes enable you to invoke a script from within your HTML. The script is invoked when a certain "event" occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event.

Most event handler content attributes can be used on all HTML elements, but some event handlers have specific rules around when they can be used and which elements they are applicable to.

For more detail, see HTML event handler content attributes.