col

If a col element has a parent and that is a colgroup element that itself has a parent that is a table element, then the col element represents one or more columns in the column group represented by that colgroup.

<>
<BODY>
<TABLE BORDER="2" RULES="groups">
<!-- RULES is set to "groups" which has no effect in this sample. For this 
attribute to work you must use COLSPAN to define the groups of columns.-->
 <COL SPAN="2" STYLE="color:red">
 <COL STYLE="color:blue">
 <TR>
 <TD>This column is in the first group.</TD>
 <TD>This column is in the first group.</TD>
 <TD>This column is in the second group.</TD>
 </TR>
 <TR>
 <TD>This column is in the first group.</TD>
 <TD>This column is in the first group.</TD>
 <TD>This column is in the second group.</TD>
 </TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</>
<>
This column is in the first group. This column is in the first group. This column is in the second group.
This column is in the first group. This column is in the first group. This column is in the second group.
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