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    :link

    Summary

    The :link CSS pseudo-class lets you select links inside elements. This will select any link which has not yet been visited, even those already styled using selector with other link-related pseudo-classes like :hover, :active or :visited. In order to appropriately style links, you need to put the :link rule before the other ones, as defined by the LVHA-order: :link:visited:hover:active. The :focus pseudo-class is usually placed right before or right after :hover, depending on the expected effect.

    Examples

    a:link {color: slategray;}
    .external:link {background-color: lightblue;}

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    Selectors Level 4
    The definition of ':link' in that specification.
    Working Draft No change.
    Selectors Level 3
    The definition of ':link' in that specification.
    Recommendation No change.
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
    The definition of ':link' in that specification.
    Recommendation Lift the restriction to only apply it for <a> element.
    CSS Level 1
    The definition of ':link' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 3.0 3.5 1.0
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 1.5 1.0 (1.9.2) ? ? 3.2

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    Last updated by: bradleyflood,