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.

Syntax

var color = document.alinkColor;
document.alinkColor = color;

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)

Notes

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.

Specification

MSDN: alinkColor property

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

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