HTML <thead> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <thead> tag assigns a unique style to the table header. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the thead element.

Example

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A style attribute on a <thead> element.

First name Last name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell
<style>
  table.tb { width:300px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tb th, .tb td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px; }
</style>

<table class="tb">
  <thead style="background: navy; color: white;">
    <tr>
      <th>First name</th>
      <th>Last name</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>

  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>Denice</td>
      <td>Hobermann</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Paulo</td>
      <td>Cornell</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <thead> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <thead> element only.


Syntax

<thead style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <thead> element.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

First name Last name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell

<style>
  table.tbl { width:300px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tbl th, .tbl td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px; }
</style>

<table class="tbl">
  <thead id="mythead" style="background: navy; color:white;">
    <tr>
      <th>First name</th>
      <th>Last name</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>

  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>Denice</td>
      <td>Hobermann</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Paulo</td>
      <td>Cornell</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

<br />
<button type="button" onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
     let element = document.getElementById("mythead");

     if (element.style.backgroundColor === "navy") {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "royalblue";
    } else {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "navy";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <thead> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the background to another color.


Browser support

Here is when style 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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