HTML <time> style Attribute

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

Example

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A style attribute on a <time> element.

Vincent Van Gogh was born , in Zundert, the Netherlands.
He died , (age 37) in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

<article>
  <p>
    Vincent Van Gogh was born 
    <time style="color: brown; background: moccasin;" datetime="1853-03-30">March 30, 1853</time>,
    in Zundert, the Netherlands.<br />He died 
    <time style="color: brown; background: moccasin;" datetime="1890-07-29">July 29, 1890</time>,
    (age 37) in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. 
  </p>
</article>

Using style

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


Syntax

<time 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 a <time> element.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

Vincent Van Gogh was born , in Zundert, the Netherlands.
He died , (age 37) in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.


<article>
  <p id="myp">
    Vincent Van Gogh was born 
    <time style="color: brown; background: moccasin;" datetime="1853-03-30">March 30, 1853</time>,
    in Zundert, the Netherlands.<br />He died 
    <time style="color: brown; background: moccasin;" datetime="1890-07-29">July 29, 1890</time>,
    (age 37) in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. 
  </p>
</article>

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

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let elements = document.getElementById("myp").getElementsByTagName("time");

    [].forEach.call(elements, element => {
       if (element.style.backgroundColor === "moccasin") {
         element.style.backgroundColor = "aliceblue";
       } else {
          element.style.backgroundColor = "moccasin";
       } 
     }
   );
  }
</script>

Code explanation

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

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the background to another color.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
6.0 Sep 2010
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
9.0 Mar 2011
Opera
11.1 Mar 2011
Safari
5.0 Jun 2010

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