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.

 Gets/sets the color of links that the user has visited in the document.


color = document.vlinkColor
document.vlinkColor =color


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


The default value for this property in Mozilla Firefox is purple (#551a8b in hexadecimal).

document.vlinkColor is deprecated in DOM Level 2 HTML.

The recommended alternative is to get/set the color of the CSS :visited pseudo-class on HTML anchor (<a>) links (e.g., a:visited {color:red;}).

Another alternative is document.body.vLink, although this is deprecated in HTML 4.01 in favor of the CSS alternative.


MSDN: vlinkColor Property

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? Yes ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ? Yes ? ? ?

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, valtlai, teoli, kscarfone, Prachi_Dighe, Sheppy, George3, Ptak82, Dria, JesseW
Last updated by: fscholz,