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HTML <style> tag

The HTML <style> element is used to define style information for a document, or part of a document.

It contains CSS, which is applied to the contents of the document containing the <style> element.

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The <style> element can be included inside the <head> or <body> of the document, and the styles will still be applied, however it is recommended that you include your styles in the <head> for organizational purposes — it is a lot better to separate your content from your presentation as much as possible. Even better, put your styles in external stylesheets and apply them using <link> elements.

You can learn more about CSS in our CSS tutorial.

Browser compatibility

The <style> element is fully supported by all browsers:

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The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <style> tag:

Attribute Value Description
media media_query Specifies the device the document will be displayed on
type text/css Specifies the media type of the <style> element. This attribute is required in HTML 4, but optional in HTML5

Global Attributes

The <style> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <style> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

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Last updated: Monday 01 Oct, 2018