The HTMLTableRowElement.rowIndex property represents the position of a row in relation to the whole table.

Even when the thead, tbody, and tfoot elements are out of order in the HTML, all main browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) except Opera render the table in the right order. Therefore the rows count from thead to tbody, from tbody to tfoot. Opera will give the rowIndex value accordingly to their position within the HTML.


			<td>Top Sirloin</td>

Showing the rowIndex value:

var rows = document.getElementsByTagName('tr');

for(var x = 0, xLength = rows.length; x < xLength; x++) {

  alert('rowIndex=' + rows[x].rowIndex);


Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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