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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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support66 No No No53 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support6666 No No53 No ?

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