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HTML | DOM Table deleteTHead() Method

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The Table deleteTHead() method is used for deleting a <thead> element and its content from a table.
It can be only used if a <thead> element already exists.



Below program illustrates the Table deleteTHead() method :
Example-1: Deleting a <thead> element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Table deleteTHead() Method in HTML
        td {
            border: 1px solid green;
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Table deleteTHead() Method</h2>
    <p>To create a Header for the table, 
      double-click the "Add Header" button.</p>
    <p>To delete the Header from the table,
      double-click the "Delete Header" button.</p>
    <table id="Courses" align="center">
            <td>Fork Java</td>
            <td>Fork Python</td>
            <td>Sudo Placement</td>
    <button ondblclick="Add_Head()">
      Add Header
    <button ondblclick="Delete_Head()">
      Delete Header
        function Add_Head() {
            var MyTable = 
            // Creating table.
            var MyHeader = 
            var MyRow = MyHeader.insertRow(0);
            var MyCell = MyRow.insertCell(0);
            MyCell.innerHTML = 
        function Delete_Head() {
            // Delete thead.


  • Before clicking the “Add Header” button:
  • After clicking the “Add Header” button:
  • After clicking the “Delete Header” button:

Supported Browsers:

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

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Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2019
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