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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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