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Type selectors Redirect 1


CSS type selectors match elements by node name. Used alone, therefore, a type selector for a particular node name selects all elements of that type — that is, with that node name — in the document.


element { style properties }



span {
  background-color: DodgerBlue;
  color: #ffffff;


<span>Here's a span with some text.</span>
<p>Here's a p with some text.</p>



Specification Status Comment
CSS Selectors Level 3 Recommendation No change
CSS 2.1 Recommendation  
CSS 1 Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?

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