The cssText property of the CSSStyleDeclaration interface returns or sets the text of the element's inline style declaration only. To be able to set a stylesheet rule dynamically, see Using dynamic styling information.

Not to be confused with stylesheet style-rule CSSRule.cssText.


<span id="s1" style="color: red;">
  Some text

  var elem = document.getElementById("s1");
  alert(elem.style.cssText); // "color: red;"


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM)
The definition of 'CSSStyleDeclaration: cssText' in that specification.
Working Draft

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser