This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. 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.


color = document.alinkColor
document.alinkColor =

color is 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.

Gecko supports both alinkColor/:active and :focus. Internet Explorer 6 and 7 support alinkColor/:active only for HTML anchor (<a>) links and the behavior is the same as :focus under Gecko. There is no support for :focus in IE.


MSDN: alinkColor property

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