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Specifies the space, in pixels, between the cell wall and the cell content. Not supported in HTML5. Use CSS.

Applies to ?
The *table* element cellpadding attribute is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

The cellpadding attribute specifies the space between each cell stroke. Value has to be a number, and is interpreted as a size in pixels.

Note: Do not confuse this with the cellspacing attribute, which specifies the space between cells.

Tip: It may be better to NOT specify a cellpadding, and use CSS to apply padding instead.


Here is a table where we use the cellpadding and border table attributes.

<table border="1" cellpadding="10">

Related specifications

Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1, Section 2.5.5
HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 11.3.3

See also

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