HTML <a> style Attribute

The style attribute on an <a> (anchor) tag assigns a unique style to the link. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the anchor element.

Example

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A style attribute on an <a> tag.
The link looks like a button.

<a style="background-color: navy; color: white; padding: 7px 10px; "
   target="_blank" href="https://microsoft.com">Microsoft</a>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <a> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <a> element only.


Syntax

<a style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).


More Examples

A style attribute on an <a> tag.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

Microsoft

<a id="mylink" style="background-color: navy; color: white; padding: 7px 10px; " 
   target="_blank" href="https://microsoft.com">Microsoft</a>

<br /><br />
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mylink");
    
    if (element.style.backgroundColor === "navy") {
      element.style.backgroundColor = "slateblue";
    } else {
      element.style.backgroundColor = "navy";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <a> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which changes the background color of the link.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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