• ALIGN: alignment of caption to table
  • VALIGN: if caption should be above or below table

<CAPTION ...> sets a caption for the table. <CAPTION ...> goes just after the <TABLE ...> tag. It does not go inside a <TR ...>, <TD ...> or <TH ...> element. There should be only one <CAPTION ...> per table. For example, this code creates a table with a caption of "Favorite Foods":

<CAPTION>Favorite Foods</CAPTION>
<TR> <TH>Person</TH> <TH>Food</TH> </TR>
<TR> <TD>Ping</TD> <TD>French Toast</TD> </TR>
<TR> <TD>Andy</TD> <TD>Squirrel</TD> </TR>

which gives us this table:

Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast
Andy Squirrel

<CAPTION ...> is rarely used even though virtually every browser in use these days supports it.

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