HTMLTableCellElement: vAlign property

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The vAlign property of the HTMLTableCellElement interface is a string indicating how to vertically align text in a <th> or <td> table cell.

Note: This property is deprecated. Use the CSS vertical-align property to horizontally align text in a cell instead.


The possible values are: "top", "middle", "bottom", or "baseline"


Align the text to the top of the cell. Use vertical-align: top instead.


Vertically center the text in the cell. Synonym of middle. Use vertical-align: middle instead.


Vertically center the text in the cell. Use vertical-align: middle instead.


Align the text to the bottom of the cell. Use vertical-align: bottom instead.


Similar to top, but align the baseline of the text as close to the top so no part of the character is outside of the cell.


Use CSS vertical-align instead, which takes precedence, as demonstrated in the vertical alignment table cells example.


HTML Standard
# dom-tdth-valign

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also