The setStringValue() method of the CSSPrimitiveValue interface is used to set a string value. If the property attached to this value can't accept the specified unit or the string value, the value will be unchanged and a DOMException will be raised.


cssPrimitiveValue.setStringValue(stringType, stringValue);


An unsigned short representing the type of the value. Possible values are:
Constant Description
CSS_ATTR The value is an attr() function.
CSS_IDENT The value is an identifier.
CSS_STRING The value is a <string>.
CSS_URI The value is a <uri>.
A DOMString representing the new string value.

Return value



Type Description
DOMException An INVALID_ACCESS_ERR is raised if the CSS value doesn't contain a string value or if the string value can't be converted into the specified unit.
An NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR is raised if this property is read-only.


Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Style Specification
The definition of 'CSSPrimitiveValue.setStringValue' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support (Yes) ? No support ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ?

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