caption-side property CSS Reference



Definition and Usage

The caption-side CSS property positions the content of a table's <caption> on the specified side.

  • Initial top
  • Applies to table-caption elements
  • Inherited yes
  • Media visual
  • Computed Value as specified
  • Animatable no
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Formal syntax: top | bottom
caption-side: top
caption-side: bottom
caption-side: left     /* Warning: non-standard value */
caption-side: right    /* Warning: non-standard value */
caption-side: inherit

Values

top bottom left right
A  keyword representing the side of the table on which the caption box is to be placed. It may have the following values:
top The caption box will be above the table.
bottom The caption box will be below the table.
left Non-standard The caption box will be on the left side of the table. Note: this value was proposed for CSS 2, but removed from the final CSS 2.1 specification. It is non-standard.
right Non-standard The caption box will be on the right side of the table. Note: this value was proposed for CSS 2, but removed from the final CSS 2.1 specification. It is non-standard.
inherit
Is a keyword indicating that the caption-side value defined on the parent's element must be used.

Examples

.contentbox table-caption {
caption-side: bottom;
}

Compatibility

Desktop browsers

Feature Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 8.0 4.0 1.0
left and right Non-standard Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported

Mobile browsers

Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support NA NA NA NA NA
left and right Non-standard Not supported NA Not supported Not supported Not supported

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