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HTML | DOM Table createCaption( ) Method

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  • Last Updated : 20 Nov, 2021

The Table createCaption() method is used in a table to create <caption> which is empty. It doesn’t work if there is already a <caption> element. In such a case, the createCaption() method returns the existing one.


Return Value : The newly created (or an existing) <caption> element

Below program illustrates the Table createCaption() method : 
Example-1: Creating a <caption> element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Table createCaption()
      Method in HTML</title>
        td {
            border: 1px solid green;
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Table createCaption() Method</h2>
<p>To create a Caption for the table,
      double-click the "Add Caption" button.
    <table id="Courses"
            <td>Fork Java</td>
            <td>Fork Python</td>
            <td>Sudo Placement</td>
    <button ondblclick="Add_Caption()">
      Add Caption
        function Add_Caption() {
           // Creating caption.
           var MyTable =
          // Caption value.
          MyTable.innerHTML =

Before clicking the button: 

After clicking the button: 

Supported Browsers: 

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


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