Document: alinkColor property

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Returns or sets the color of an active link in the document body. A link is active during the time between mousedown and mouseup events.


A string containing the name of the color (e.g., blue, darkblue, etc.) or the hexadecimal value of the color (e.g., #0000FF).


The default value for this property in Mozilla Firefox is red (#ee0000 in hexadecimal).

document.alinkColor is deprecated in DOM Level 2 HTML. One alternative is the CSS selector :active.

Another alternative is document.body.aLink, although this is deprecated in HTML 4.01 in favor of the CSS alternative.

Firefox supports both alinkColor/:active and :focus.


HTML Standard
# dom-document-alinkcolor

Browser compatibility

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