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JavaScript Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition by David Flanagan

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Name

Style

Synopsis

element.style

Properties

The Style object defines a large number of properties: one property for each CSS attribute defined by the CSS2 specification. The property names correspond closely to the CSS attribute names, with minor changes required to avoid syntax errors in JavaScript. Multiword attributes that contain hyphens, such as font-family are written without hyphens in JavaScript, and each word after the first is capitalized: fontFamily. Also, the float attribute conflicts with the reserved word float, so it translates to the property cssFloat.

The visual CSS properties are listed in the following table. Since the properties correspond directly to CSS attributes, no individual documentation is given for each property. See a CSS reference (such as Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly), by Eric A. Meyer) for the meaning and legal values of each. Note that current browsers do not implement all of these properties.

All of the properties are strings, and care is required when working with properties that have numeric values. When querying such a property, you must use parseFloat( ) to convert the string to a number. When setting such a property you must convert your number to a string, which you can usually do by adding the required units specification, such as “px”.

background
counterIncrement
orphans
backgroundAttachment
counterReset
outline
backgroundColor
cssFloat
outlineColor
backgroundImage
cursor
outlineStyle
backgroundPosition
direction
outlineWidth
backgroundRepeat ...

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