Not to be confused with element-style CSSStyleDeclaration.cssText.


cssText returns the actual text of a CSSStyleSheet style-rule.

Note: Can no longer be set directly, as now specified to be functionally modify-only -- and *silently* so -- meaning that attempting to set it does absolutely *nothing* -- not even warn or error.  Further, it has no settable sub-properties.  Therefore, to modify, use the stylesheet's cssRules[index] properties .selectorText and .style (or its sub-properties).  See Using dynamic styling information for details.


string = cssRule.cssText 


body { background-color: darkblue; }
  var stylesheet = document.styleSheets[0];
  alert(stylesheet.cssRules[0].cssText); // body { background-color: darkblue; }


Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 ?1 ? Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes1 ?4 Yes ? ?

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