CSSPrimitiveValue: setStringValue() method

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The setStringValue() method of the CSSPrimitiveValue interface is used to set a string value. If the property attached to this value can't accept the specified unit or the string value, the value will be unchanged and a DOMException will be raised.

Note: This method was part of an attempt to create a typed CSS Object Model. This attempt has been abandoned, and most browsers do not implement it.

To achieve your purpose, you can use:



setStringValue(stringType, stringValue)



An unsigned short representing the type of the value. Possible values are:

Constant Description
CSS_ATTR The value is an attr() function.
CSS_IDENT The value is an identifier.
CSS_STRING The value is a <string>.
CSS_URI The value is a url().

A string representing the new string value.

Return value

None (undefined).


InvalidAccessError DOMException

Thrown if the CSS value doesn't contain a string value or if the string value can't be converted into the specified unit.

`NoModificationAllowedError' DOMException

Thrown if the property is read-only.


This feature was originally defined in the DOM Style Level 2 specification, but has been dropped from any standardization effort since then.

It has been superseded by a modern, but incompatible, CSS Typed Object Model API that is now on the standard track.

Browser compatibility

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