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    The HTMLTableCellElement interface provides special properties and methods (beyond the regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating the layout and presentation of table cells, either header or data cells, in an HTML document.


    Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

    Is an unsigned long that represents the number of columns this cell must span. It reflects the colspan attribute.
    Is an unsigned long that represents the number of rows this cell must span. It reflects the rowspan attribute.
    HTMLTableCellElement.headers Read only
    Is a DOMSettableTokenList describing a list of id of <th> elements that represents headers associated with the cell. It reflects the headers attribute.
    HTMLTableCellElement.cellIndex Read only
    Is a long representing the cell position in the cells collection of the <tr> it belongs to. If the cell doesn't belong to a <tr>, it returns -1.
    Is a DOMString containing an enumerated value reflecting the align attribute. It indicates the alignment of the element's contents with respect to the surrounding context. The possible values are "left", "right", and "center".
    Is a DOMString containing the background color of the cells. It reflects the obsolete bgcolor attribute.
    Is a DOMString containing a name grouping cells in virtual. It reflects the obsolete axis attribute.
    Is a DOMString containing a length of pixel of the hinted height of the cell. It reflects the obsolete height attribute.
    Is a DOMString containing a length of pixel of the hinted width of the cell. It reflects the obsolete width attribute.
    Is a DOMString containing one single chararcter. This character is the one to align all the cell of a column on. It reflects the char and default to the decimal points associated with the language, e.g. '.' for English, or ',' for French. This property was optional and was not very well supported.
    Is a DOMString containing a integer indicating how many characters must be left at the right (for left-to-right scripts; or at the left for right-to-left scripts) of the character defined by This property was optional and was not very well supported.
    Is a Boolean value reflecting the nowrap attribute and indicating if cell content can be broken in several lines.
    Is a DOMString representing an enumerated value indicating how the content of the cell must be vertically aligned. It reflects the valign attribute and can have one of the following values: "top", "middle", "bottom", or "baseline".


    No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5.
    HTML5 Candidate Recommendation The following properties have been obsoleted: align, axis, bgColor, height, width, ch, chOff, noWrap, and vAlign.
    The headers property is now read-only and contains a DOMSettableTokenList rather than a mere DOMString.
    The colspan and rowspan properties are now unsigned long.
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification Recommendation The cellIndex property is now read-only.
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    ch and chOff ? Not supported ? ? ?
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    ch and chOff ? Not supported ? ? ?

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