The HTMLTableElement.createTHead() method returns the <thead> element associated with a given <table>. If no header exists in the table, this method creates it, and then returns it.

Note: If no header exists, createTHead() inserts a new header directly into the table. The header does not need to be added separately as would be the case if Document.createElement() had been used to create the new <thead> element.


HTMLTableSectionElement = table.createTHead();

Return value



let myhead = mytable.createTHead();
// Now this should be true: myhead == mytable.tHead


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

Browser compatibility

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createTHeadChrome 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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