Idocs Guide to HTML

Attribute for <CAPTION ...>
ALIGN = TOP | BOTTOM | LEFT | RIGHT

ALIGN sets the alignment of the table caption. ALIGN doesn't work like other alignment attributes. There are only four accepable values. ALIGN=TOP puts the caption n top of the table, and ALIGN=BOTTOM put it below. ALIGN=LEFT puts the caption on top to the left, and ALIGN=RIGHT puts it on top to the right.

this code produces this
<CAPTION ALIGN=TOP>
Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast with Powdered Sugar
Andy Tofu with Sprouts
<CAPTION ALIGN=BOTTOM>
Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast with Powdered Sugar
Andy Tofu with Sprouts
<CAPTION ALIGN=LEFT>
Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast with Powdered Sugar
Andy Tofu with Sprouts
<CAPTION ALIGN=RIGHT>
Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast with Powdered Sugar
Andy Tofu with Sprouts

You may have noticed that there are no options for putting the caption below and to the right or below and to the left. MSIE recognizes a VALIGN attribute but not Netscape. If you want to put the caption on the bottom to the right or left you can use styles:

this code produces this
<CAPTION 
   ALIGN=BOTTOM STYLE="text-align:right">
Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast with Powdered Sugar
Andy Tofu with Sprouts
<CAPTION 
   ALIGN=BOTTOM STYLE="text-align:left">
Favorite Foods
Person Food
Ping French Toast with Powdered Sugar
Andy Tofu with Sprouts

Technically, ALIGN is deprecated by W3C, though they don't give any explanation for why it is deprecated.

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