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Table summary Property

Table Object Reference Table Object

Definition and Usage

The summary property sets or returns a description (summary) of the data in a table.

Tip: The summary property can be used by speech-synthesizing/non-visual browsers.

Syntax

Set the summary property:

tableObject.summary="text"

Return the summary property:

tableObject.summary

Tip: There is no default value for the summary property.

Value Description
text The summary text


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The summary property is supported in all major browsers.


Example

Example

Alert the summary of a table:

<html>
<head>
<script>
function displayResult()
{
alert(document.getElementById('myTable').summary);
}
</script>
</head>
<body>

<table id="myTable" border="1" summary="Example table of employees">
  <tr>
    <th>Firstname</th>
    <th>Lastname</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Peter</td>
    <td>Griffin</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>John</td>
    <td>Doe</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<br>
<button type="button" onclick="displayResult()">Show table summary</button>

</body>
</html>

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