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The :valid CSS pseudo-class represents any <input> or other <form> element whose contents validate successfully. This allows to easily make valid fields adopt an appearance that helps the user confirm that their data is formatted properly.

/* Selects any valid <input> */
input:valid {
  background-color: powderblue;

This pseudo-class is useful for highlighting correct fields for the user.




See :invalid for an example.

Accessibility concerns

The color green is commonly used to indicate valid input. People who have certain types of color blindness will be unable to determine the input's state unless it is accompanied by an additional indicator that does not rely on color to convey meaning. Typically, descriptive text and/or an icon are used.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of ':valid' in that specification.
Living Standard No change.
The definition of ':valid' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines the semantics of HTML and constraint validation.
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':valid' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1012410105
Applies to <form> elements Yes No13 No Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? Yes4105 ?
Applies to <form> elements ? ? No14 ? ? ?

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