The HTMLTableElement.tBodies read-only property returns a live HTMLCollection of the bodies in a <table>.

Although the property is read-only, the returned object is live and allows the modification of its content.

The collection returned includes implicit <tbody> elements. For example:

    <td>cell one</td>

The HTML DOM generated from the above HTML will have a <tbody> element even though the tags are not included in the source HTML.


HTMLCollectionObject = table.tBodies


This snippet gets the number of bodies in a table.



Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLTableElement: tBodies' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also