The CSS reference

"caption-side" - css property (v. css 2)

  • To specify the placement of a table caption
  • Initial value: top
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: 'table-caption' elements
  • Browsers that support the caption-side - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Possible caption-side values:

value Comments CSS
top Positions the caption box above the table box. 2
bottom Positions the caption box below the table box. 2
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. 2

Property "caption-side" example:

<html  >
    <script type="text/javascript" >
    <style   type="text/css">
      table { border-spacing: 10px;
              height: 200px; width:300px; }
  <body >
    <table border="1" >
      <caption style="caption-side: bottom;">
        This is the table caption
      <tr >
        <td >This</td>
        <td >table</td>
        <td >has</td>
      <tr >
        <td >a</td>
        <td >10px </td>
        <td >border-spacing</td>

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object)
[o].style.captionSide="caption-side value"
// To GET values you must first get the computed style object
// To get that object in IE or Opera:
var cStyle=[o].currentStyle;
// To get that object in Firefox, Chrome or Safari (w3c-type):
var cStyle=window.getComputedStyle([o],null)
// To GET the property value:;
var value=cStyle.captionSide;
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