This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

Each element in the top layer's stack has a ::backdrop pseudo-element. This pseudo-element is a box rendered immediately below the element (and above the element below the element in the stack, if any), within the same top layer.

The ::backdrop pseudo-element can be used to create a backdrop that hides the underlying document for an element in the top layer's stack, e.g., for the element that is displayed fullscreen as described by this specification.

It does not inherit from any element and is not inherited from. No restrictions are made on what properties apply to this pseudo-element either.


Specification Status Comment
Fullscreen API
The definition of '::backdrop' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 32.0 webkit
Not supported [1] 11 ms Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported [1] Not supported Not supported Not supported

[1] See bug 1064843

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