This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The HTMLTableElement interface's frame property is a string that indicates which of the table's exterior borders should be drawn.


HTMLTableElement.frame = frameSides;
var frameSides = HTMLTableElement.frame;


frameSides is a string whose value is one of the following values:

No sides. This is the default.
Top side
Bottom side
Top and bottom only
Right and left sides only
Left-hand side only
Right-hand side only
All four sides
All four sides


// Set the frame of TableA to 'border'
var t = document.getElementById('TableA');
t.frame  = "border";
t.border = "2px";


  • W3C DOM 2 HTML Specification

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser