The cssText property of the CSSStyleDeclaration interface returns or sets the text of the element's inline style declaration only. To be able to set a stylesheet rule dynamically, see Using dynamic styling information.

Not to be confused with stylesheet style-rule CSSRule.cssText.


<span id="s1" style="color: red;">
  Some text

  var elem = document.getElementById("s1");
  alert(elem.style.cssText); // "color: red;"


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM)
The definition of 'CSSStyleDeclaration: cssText' in that specification.
Working Draft

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
cssTextChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 6WebView Android Full support 4.4Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


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