CSSPseudoElement.type

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The type read-only property of the CSSPseudoElement interface returns the type of the pseudo-element as a string, represented in the form of a CSS selector.

Syntax

var typeOfPseudoElement = cssPseudoElement.type;

Value

A CSSOMString containing one of the following values:

Examples

The example below demonstrates the relationship between CSSPseudoElement.type and Element.pseudo():

const myElement = document.querySelector('q');
const mySelector = '::after';
const cssPseudoElement = myElement.pseudo(mySelector);
const typeOfPseudoElement = cssPseudoElement.type;

console.log(mySelector === typeOfPseudoElement); // Outputs true

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Pseudo-Elements Level 4
The definition of 'type' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
type
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 75
Disabled
Full support 75
Disabled
Disabled From version 75: this feature is behind the dom.css_pseudo_element.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 63 — 75
Disabled
Disabled From version 63 until version 75 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.getAnimations.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 47 — 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 47 until version 63 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.core.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 63
Disabled
Full support 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 63: this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.getAnimations.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No support 47 — 63
Disabled
Disabled From version 47 until version 63 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.core.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also