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The Document.styleSheets read-only property returns a StyleSheetList of CSSStyleSheet objects for stylesheets explicitly linked into or embedded in a document.


var styleSheetList = document.styleSheets;

The returned object is a StyleSheetList.

It is an ordered collection of CSSStyleSheet objects. styleSheetList.item(index) or simply styleSheetList[index] returns a single stylesheet object by its index (index is 0-based).

The list is ordered as follows:

  • StyleSheets retrieved from Link headers are placed first, sorted in header order.
  • StyleSheets retrieved from the DOM are placed after, sorted in tree order.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM)
The definition of 'styleSheets' in that specification.
Working Draft  
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Style Specification
The definition of 'styleSheets' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? (Yes) ? ? ?

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