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
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'tBodies' in that specification.
Obsolete Returns a collection of the table bodies (including implicit ones)
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'Interface HTMLCollection' in that specification.
Obsolete An HTMLCollection is a list of nodes. An individual node may be accessed by either ordinal index or the node's name or id attributes.

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tBodiesChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?


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