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    Type selectors

    Summary

    CSS type selectors match elements by node name. Used alone, therefore, a type selector for a particular node name selects all elements of that type — that is, with that node name — in the document.

    Syntax

    element { style properties }
    

    Example

    CSS

    span {
      background-color: DodgerBlue;
      color: #ffffff;
    }
    

    HTML

    <span>Here's a span with some text.</span>
    <p>Here's a p with some text.</p>
    

    Result

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    Selectors Level 3
    The definition of 'type selectors' in that specification.
    Recommendation No change
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
    The definition of 'type selectors' in that specification.
    Recommendation  
    CSS Level 1
    The definition of 'type selectors' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ?

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: MusikAnimal,