Initial value

The initial value of a CSS property is its default value, as listed in its definition table in the specification. The usage of the initial value depends on whether a property is inherited or not:

You can explicitly specify the initial value by using the initial keyword.

Note: The initial value should not be confused with the value specified by the browser's style sheet.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Cascade 4 Formal definition.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'initial value' in that specification.
Recommendation Implicit definition.

See also