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HTML | DOM Table caption Property

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The Table caption property returns the <caption> element of a table which is used to define the caption for a table. Only one caption can be assigned to a table and the caption entered inside the <caption> element is center aligned by default.



Return Value: It returns a string value that defines a text present inside the <caption> element otherwise it returns a null value if caption element is not present.

Below program illustrates the Table caption property :
Example: Alerting the text inside a caption element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Table caption Property in HTML
        td {
            border: 1px solid green;
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Table caption Property</h2>
    <p>To return the caption element
      for the table, double-click the
      "Return Caption" button.</p>
    <table id="Courses" align="center">
        <caption>Courses by Geeksforgeeks
            <td>Fork Java</td>
            <td>Fork Python</td>
            <td>Sudo Placement</td>
    <button ondblclick="Table_Caption()">
      Return Caption
        function Table_Caption() {
            // Return caption using alert.


Before clicking the button:

After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers:

  • Apple Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

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Last Updated : 30 Mar, 2022
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