HTML - <caption>

The HTML <caption> Element (or HTML Table Caption Element) represents the title of a table. Though it is always the first descendant of a <table>, its styling, using CSS, may place it elsewhere, relative to the table.

Example

Please see the <table> page for examples on <caption>

Description  

The HTML <caption> Element (or HTML Table Caption Element) represents the title of a table. Though it is always the first descendant of a <table>, its styling, using CSS, may place it elsewhere, relative to the table.

Usage note: When the <table> element that is the parent of this <caption> is the only descendant of a <figure> element, use the <figcaption> element instead.
Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements A <table> element, as its first descendant.
DOM interface HTMLTableCaptionElement

Attributes

Includes the Global Attributes.

NameVersionDescription
align This enumerated attribute indicates how the caption must be aligned with respect to the table. It may have the following values:
  • left, displayed to the left of the table
  • top, displayed before the the table
  • right, displayed to the right of the table
  • bottom, displayed under the table
Usage note: Do not use this attribute, as it has been deprecated: the <caption> element should be styled using CSS. To give a similar effect to the align attribute, use the the CSS properties caption-side and text-align.

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See Also  

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<caption>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<caption>' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<caption>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

License

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/caption