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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The computedStyleMap() method of the Element interface returns a StylePropertyMapReadOnly interface which provides a read-only representation of a CSS declaration block that is an alternative to CSSStyleDeclaration.


var stylePropertyMapReadOnly = Element.computedStyleMap()



Return value

A StylePropertyMapReadOnly interface.


We start with some simple HTML: a paragraph with a link, and a definition list to which we will add all the CSS Property / Value pairs.

   <a href="https://example.com">Link</a>
<dl id="regurgitation"></dl>

We add a little bit of CSS

a {
  --colour: red;
  color: var(--colour);

We add JavaScript to grab our link and return back a definition list of all the CSS property values using computedStyleMap().

// get the element
const myElement = document.querySelector('a');

// get the <dl> we'll be populating
const stylesList = document.querySelector('#regurgitation');

// Retrieve all computed styles with computedStyleMap()
const allComputedStyles = myElement.computedStyleMap();

// iterate thru the map of all the properties and values, adding a <dt> and <dd> for each
for (const [prop, val] of allComputedStyles) {
	// properties
	const cssProperty = document.createElement('dt');

	// values
	const cssValue = document.createElement('dd');

In browsers that support computedStyleMap(), you'll see a list of all the CSS properties and values. In other browsers you'll just see a link.

Did you realize how many default CSS properties a link had? Update the 'a' to the 'p', and you'll notice a difference in the margin-top and margin-bottom default computed values.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Typed OM Level 1
The definition of 'computedStyleMap()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 66Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 53Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 66Chrome Android Full support 66Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 47Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 9.0


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