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Type selectors

The CSS type selector matches elements by node name. In other words, it selects all elements of the given type within a document.

/* All <a> elements. */
a {
  color: red;
}

Syntax

element { style properties }

Examples

CSS

span {
  background-color: skyblue;
}

HTML

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

Result

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Type selector (elementName) 1 12 1 3 3.5 1
Namespaces (ns|elementName) 1 12 1 9 8 1.3
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
Type selector (elementName) ≤37 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
Namespaces (ns|elementName) ≤37 18 4 10.1 1 1.0

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