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HTML | DOM Table caption Property
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2019

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.

Syntax

tableObject.caption

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




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Table caption Property in HTML
  </title>
    <style>
        table,
        td {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
          
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <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
      </caption>
        <thead>
            <tr>
                <th>Subject</th>
                <th>Courses</th>
            </tr>
        </thead>
        <tr>
            <td>Java</td>
            <td>Fork Java</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Python</td>
            <td>Fork Python</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Placements</td>
            <td>Sudo Placement</td>
        </tr>
    </table>
    <br>
  
    <button ondblclick="Table_Caption()">
      Return Caption
  </button>
  
    <script>
        function Table_Caption() {
            
            // Return caption using alert.
            alert(document.getElementById(
              "Courses").caption.innerHTML);
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Before clicking the button:

After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers:

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



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