Daniel Allen Langdon Daniel Allen Langdon - 1 month ago 12
HTML Question

What is the origin of the HTML tag name: "<TD>"

I know it's a little off-topic, but what is the origin of the tag name "TD" used in HTML table markup?

"TH" seems like it should stand for "Table Header" and "TR" for "Table Row", but what about "TD"?

Answer

Looking at the HTML spec, it seems that it's an abbreviation for "table data cell", whereas th is an abbreviation of "table header cell".