HTML <th> rowspan Attribute

The rowspan attribute on a <th> tag specifies the number of rows the table header cell should span, i.e. extend.

Example

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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>

Using rowspan

The rowspan attribute specifies the numbr of rows a header cell should span.

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


Syntax

<th rowspan="number">

Values

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Value Description
number A whole number, e.g. 3.

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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