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## Examples

This example uses the COLS attribute and the cols property to set the number of columns in HTML and retrieve the number of columns in script.

function checkCols(oObject)
    var iColumns = oObject.cols;
    alert (iColumns);
<TABLE ID=oTable BORDER COLS=3 onclick="checkCols(this)">
<TR><TD>Column 1</TD><TD>Column 2</TD><TD>Column 3</TD></TR>

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Specifying this number can speed up the processing of the table. Windows Internet Explorer 8 will only render tables up to 1000 columns. To force Windows Internet Explorer 7 rendering mode, see How Do I Take Advantage of the New Features in Internet Explorer 8.


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