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The parse() method of the CSSStyleValue interface sets a specific CSS property to the specified values and returns the first value as a CSSStyleValue object.


CSSStyleValue.parse(property, cssText)


A CSS property to set.
A comma-separated string containing one or more values to apply to the provided property.

Return value

A CSSStyleValue object containing the first supplied value.


The code below parses a set of declarations for the transform property. The second code block shows the structure of the returned object as it would be rendered in a developer tools console.

const css = CSSStyleValue.parse(
    'transform', 'translate3d(10px,10px,0) scale(0.5)');
CSSTransformValue {0: CSSTranslate, 1: CSSScale, length: 2, is2D: false}


Specification Status Comment
CSS Typed OM Level 1
The definition of 'parse()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Basic support
Chrome Full support 66Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 53Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 66Chrome Android Full support 66Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 53Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?


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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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