HTML rowspan Attribute

The rowspan attribute on a table cell element specifies the number of rows this cell should occupy, i.e. span. Elements that accept this attribute include <td>, and <th>.

Example

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A rowspan attribute on td elements.
The country data cells span 2 and 3 rows respectively.

Firstname Lastname Country
Anna Samsong Sweden
Imgar Johanson
Stephanie James USA
Karen McNolen
Jamie Spiro
<style>
  table.tb { width: 350px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tb th { background-color:lightblue; }
  .tb th, .tb td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px; }
</style>

<table class="tb">
  <tr>
    <th>Firstname</th>
    <th>Lastname</th>
    <th>Country</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Anna</td>
    <td>Samsong</td>
    <td rowspan="2">Sweden</td>
  </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Imgar</td>
    <td>Johanson</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Stephanie</td>
    <td>James</td>
    <td rowspan="3">USA</td>
  </tr>
    <td>Karen</td>
    <td>McNolen</td>
  </tr>
    </tr>
    <td>Jamie</td>
    <td>Spiro</td>
  </tr>
</table>

For additional details see our HTML td rowspan Reference.


Using rowspan

The rowspan attribute specifies the number of rows a table cell should span.

With rowspan="0", the cell will span until the last row of the table.


Syntax

<tagname rowspan="number">

Values

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Value Description
number Number of rows a table cell will span.

Elements that accept rowspan

The following elements accept the rowspan attribute.

Elements Description
<td> Specifies a table data cell -- see example above
<th> Creates a table header cell.

<th> with rowspan

A rowspan attribute on th elements.
The header cells span 2 and 3 rows respectively.

Name Anna
Paxton
Address 124 W 7th Street
Austin
Texas, 78702
<style>
  table.tbl { width: 350px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tbl th { background-color:lightblue; }
  .tbl th, .tbl td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px; }
</style>

<table class="tbl">
  <tr>
    <th rowspan="2">Name</th>
    <td>Anna</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Paxton</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <th rowspan="3">Address</th>
    <td>124 W 7th Street</td>
  </tr>
    <td>Austin</td>
  </tr>
    </tr>
    <td>Texas, 78702</td>
  </tr>
</table>

For additional details see our HTML th rowspan Reference.


Browser support

Here is when rowspan support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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