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The HTMLStyleElement interface represents a <style> element. It inherits properties and methods from its parent, HTMLElement, and from LinkStyle.

This interface doesn't allow to manipulate the CSS it contains (in most case). To manipulate CSS, see Using dynamic styling information for an overview of the objects used to manipulate specified CSS properties using the DOM.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement, and implements LinkStyle.

Is a DOMString representing the intended destination medium for style information.
Is a DOMString representing the type of style being applied by this statement.
Is a Boolean value, with true if the stylesheet is disabled, and false if not.
LinkStyle.sheet Read only
Returns the StyleSheet object associated with the given element, or null if there is none
Is a Boolean value indicating if the element applies to the whole document (false) or only to the parent's sub-tree (true).


No specific method; inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement, and LinkStyle.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation The following property has been added: scoped.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification Recommendation Added a second inheritence, the LinkStyle interface.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
scoped ? 21.0 (21.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
scoped ? 21.0 (21.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

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