The HTMLStyleElement interface represents a <style> element. It inherits properties and methods from its parent, HTMLElement.

This interface doesn't allow to manipulate the CSS it contains (in most case). To manipulate CSS, see Using dynamic styling information for an overview of the objects used to manipulate specified CSS properties using the DOM.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Is a DOMString representing the intended destination medium for style information.


Is a DOMString representing the type of style being applied by this statement.


Is a boolean value representing whether or not the stylesheet is disabled (true) or not (false).

HTMLStyleElement.sheet Read only

Returns the StyleSheet object associated with the given element, or null if there is none


Is a boolean value indicating if the element applies to the whole document (false) or only to the parent's sub-tree (true).


No specific method; inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.


HTML Standard (HTML)
# htmlstyleelement

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