Deprecated
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.

Summary

linkColor gets/sets the color of links within the document.

Syntax

color = document.linkColor
document.linkColor = color

Parameters

  • color is a string representing the color as a word (e.g., "red") or hexadecimal value (e.g., "#ff0000").

Notes

The default value for this property in Mozilla Firefox is blue (#0000ee in hexadecimal).

document.linkColor is deprecated in DOM Level 2 HTML.

Alternatives involve the use of the CSS color property on either HTML anchor (<a>) links (e.g., a {color:red;}) or :link pseudo-class (e.g., :link {color:red;}).

Another alternative is document.body.link, although this is deprecated in HTML 4.01.

Example

document.linkColor = "blue"; 

Specification

HTML5

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?

See also

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