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style (attribute)

The style global attribute contains CSS styling declarations to be applied to the element. Note that it is recommended for styles to be defined in a separate file or files. This attribute and the <style> element have mainly the purpose of allowing for quick styling, for example for testing purposes.

Usage note: This attribute must not be used to convey semantic information. Even if all styling is removed, a page should remain semantically correct. Typically it shouldn't be used to hide irrelevant information; this should be done using the hidden attribute.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'style' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML 5.1
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'style' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of HTML Living Standard, no change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'style' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of HTML Living Standard. From HTML 4.01 Specification, it is now a true global attribute.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of 'style' in that specification.
Recommendation Supported on all elements but <base>, <basefont>, <head>, <html>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>.
CSS Style Attributes Recommendation Defines the content of the style attribute.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
style Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
style Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Global_attributes/style