CSS Reference

"text-decoration" - css property (v. css 1)

  • To specify the decoration added to text.
  • Initial value: none
  • The property is not inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the text-decoration - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari
    Browser deviation:
    • Safari, Internet Explorer and Google chrome has not implemented the 'blink' value.

Possible text-decoration values:

value Comments CSS
none Produces no text decoration. 1
underline Each line of text is underlined. Are applied only to text. Margins, borders, and padding are skipped. 1
overline Each line of text has a line above it. Are applied only to text. Margins, borders, and padding are skipped. 1
line-through Each line of text has a line through the middle. Are applied only to text. Margins, borders, and padding are skipped. 1
blink Text blinks (alternates between visible and invisible). 1
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. This property value is new with CSS 2. 2

Property "text-decoration" example:

<!DOCTYPE HTML >
<html  >
  <head>
    <title>Test</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      div {border: blue 1px solid; color:black;
           padding: .5em .5em .5em .5em; width: 400px;}
      .underline { text-decoration: underline;  }
      .line-through { text-decoration: line-through;  }
      .blink { text-decoration: blink; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <br>text-decoration: underline;<br>
    <div class="underline">Each line of text is underlined.
      Are applied only to text. Margins, borders,
      and padding are skipped.
    </div>
    <br> text-decoration: line-through;<br>
    <div class="line-through">Each line of text has
      a line through the middle.
      Are applied only to text. Margins, borders,
      and padding are skipped.
    </div>
    <br>text-decoration: blink;<br>
    <div class="blink">Text blinks
      (alternates between visible and invisible).
      Safari, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome
      has not implemented the
      'blink' value.
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object)
[o].style.textTransform="text-transform value"
// To GET values you must first get the computed style object
// To get that object in IE or Opera:
var cStyle=[o].currentStyle;
// To get that object in Firefox, Chrome or Safari (w3c-type):
var cStyle=window.getComputedStyle([o],null)
// To GET the property value:;
var value=cStyle.textTransform;
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