HTML <caption> Tag


A table with a caption :

  <caption>Monthly savings</caption>
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Definition and Usage

The <caption> tag defines a table caption.

The <caption> tag must be inserted immediately after the <table> tag.

Note : You can specify only one caption per table.

Tip : By default, a table caption will be center-aligned above a table. However, the CSS properties text-align and caption-side can be used to align and place the caption.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<caption> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The align attribute is removed from HTML5.


Attribute Value Description
align left
Not supported in HTML5.
Defines the alignment of the caption

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <caption> element with the following default values :


caption {
    display: table-caption;
    text-align: center;
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