col vs colgroup

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What is the practical difference between these elements? They seem to
accomplish the same thing. Is there an example of how one might be
advantageous over the other?

Re: col vs colgroup

yaugin wrote:
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I'd say the explanation of COL and COLGROUP in the specification
( ) does a pretty
good job of explaining this and giving examples.

The short summary: COL lets you apply certain attributes to columns;
COLGROUP lets you group columns together structurally (the columns have
a meaningful relationship to each other). COL is purely for styling;
COLGROUP has a relational meaning in the table.

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