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The HTMLTableElement interface provides special properties and methods (beyond the regular HTMLElement object interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating the layout and presentation of tables in an HTML document.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLTableElement.caption
Is an HTMLTableCaptionElement representing the first <caption> that is a child of the element, or null if none is found. When set, if the object doesn't represent a <caption>, a DOMException with the HierarchyRequestError name is thrown. If a correct object is given, it is inserted in the tree as the first child of this element and the first <caption> that is a child of this element is removed from the tree, if any.
HTMLTableElement.tHead
Is an HTMLTableSectionElement representing the first <thead> that is a child of the element, or null if none is found. When set, if the object doesn't represent a <thead>, a DOMException with the HierarchyRequestError name is thrown. If a correct object is given, it is inserted in the tree immediately before the first element that is neither a <caption>, nor a <colgroup>, or as the last child if there is no such element, and the first <thead> that is a child of this element is removed from the tree, if any.
HTMLTableElement.tFoot
Is an HTMLTableSectionElement representing the first <tfoot> that is a child of the element, or null if none is found. When set, if the object doesn't represent a <tfoot>, a DOMException with the HierarchyRequestError name is thrown. If a correct object is given, it is inserted in the tree immediately before the first element that is neither a <caption>, a <colgroup>, nor a <thead>, or as the last child if there is no such element, and the first <tfoot> that is a child of this element is removed from the tree, if any.
HTMLTableElement.rows Read only
Returns a live HTMLCollection containing all the rows of the element, that is all <tr> that are a child of the element, or a child or one of its <thead>, <tbody> and <tfoot> children. The rows members of a <thead> appear first, in tree order, and those members of a <tbody> last, also in tree order. The HTMLCollection is live and is automatically updated when the HTMLTableElement changes.
HTMLTableElement.tBodies Read only
Returns a live HTMLCollection containing all the <tbody> of the element. The HTMLCollection is live and is automatically updated when the HTMLTableElement changes.
HTMLTableElement.sortable
Is a Boolean value indicating if the user agent is allowed to provide sorting mechanism for the table, if it supports such a feature. This property reflects the sortable attribute.
HTMLTableElement.align
Is a DOMString containing an enumerated value reflecting the align attribute. It indicates the alignment of the element's contents with respect to the surrounding context. The possible values are "left", "right", and "center".
HTMLTableElement.bgColor
Is a DOMString containing the background color of the cells. It reflects the obsolete bgcolor attribute.
HTMLTableElement.border
Is a DOMString containing the width in pixels of the border of the table. It reflects the obsolete border attribute.
HTMLTableElement.cellPadding
Is a DOMString containing the width in pixels of the horizontal and vertical sapce between cell content and cell borders. It reflects the obsolete cellpadding attribute.
HTMLTableElement.cellSpacing
Is a DOMString containing the width in pixels of the horizontal and vertical separation between cells. It reflects the obsolete cellspacing attribute.
HTMLTableElement.frame
Is a DOMString containing the type of the external borders of the table. It reflects the obsolete frame attribute and can take one of the following values: "void", "above", "below", "hsides", "vsides", "lhs", "rhs", "box", or "border".
HTMLTableElement.rules
Is a DOMString containing the type of the internal borders of the table. It reflects the obsolete rules attribute and can take one of the following values: "none", "groups", "rows", "cols", or "all".
HTMLTableElement.summary
Is a DOMString containing a description of the purpose or the structure of the table. It reflects the obsolete summary attribute.
HTMLTableElement.width
Is a DOMString containing the length in pixels or in percentage of the desired width fo the entire table. It reflects the obsolete width attribute.

Methods

Inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLTableElement.createTHead()
Returns an HTMLElement representing the first <thead> that is a child of the element. If none is found, a new one is created and inserted in the tree immediately before the first element that is neither a <caption>, nor a <colgroup>, or as the last child if there is no such element.
HTMLTableElement.deleteTHead()
Removes the first <thead> that is a child of the element.
HTMLTableElement.createTFoot()
Returns an HTMLElement representing the first <tfoot> that is a child of the element. If none is found, a new one is created and inserted in the tree immediately before the first element that is neither a <caption>, a <colgroup>, nor a <thead>, or as the last child if there is no such element.
HTMLTableElement.deleteTFoot()
Removes the first <tfoot> that is a child of the element.
HTMLTableElement.createCaption()
Returns an HTMLElement representing the first <caption> that is a child of the element. If none is found, a new one is created and inserted in the tree as the first child of the <table> element.
HTMLTableElement.deleteCaption()
Removes the first <caption> that is a child of the element.
HTMLTableElement.insertRow()
Returns an HTMLElement representing a new row of the table. It inserts it in the rows collection immediately before the <tr> element at the givent index position. If necessary a <tbody> is created. If the index is -1, the new row is appended to the collection. If the index is smaller than -1 or greater than the number of rows in the collection, a DOMException with the value IndexSizeError is raised.
HTMLTableElement.deleteRow()
Removes the row corresponding to the index given in parameter. If the index value is -1 the last row is removed; if it smaller than -1 or greater than the amount of rows in the collection, a DOMException with the value IndexSizeError is raised.
HTMLTableElement.stopSorting()
Removes the sortable attribute to all <th> elements of the table.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard Added the sortable property and the stopSorting() method.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation Added the createTBody() method.
Obsoleted xaz
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification Recommendation Defined when caption, tHead, tFoot, insertRow(), and deleteRow() raise exceptions.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
sortable property and stopSorting() method Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
createTBody() (Yes) 25.0 (25.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
sortable property and stopSorting() method Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
createTBody() (Yes) 25.0 (25.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <table>.

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