Document: linkColor 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.

The Document.linkColor property gets/sets the color of links within the document.

This property is deprecated. As an alternative, you can set the CSS color property on either HTML anchor links (<a>) or on :link pseudo-classes. Another alternative is, although this is deprecated in HTML 4.01.


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

When set to the null value, that null value is converted to the empty string (""), so document.linkColor = null is equivalent to document.linkColor = "".


document.linkColor = "blue";



Document.linkColor is deprecated in DOM Level 2 HTML.

Browser compatibility

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

See also