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CSS active Selector (:active)

What is CSS active Selector?

CSS active selector matches all element whose href link currently active.

Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1+
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Opera 9.2+
  • Safari 1.3+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.


General syntax of :active selector,

:active {
	property: value;
	property: value;

a:active {
	property: value;
	property: value;


Match all element whose href link currently active.

<style type="text/css">
        color: red;
    <a href="#">First</a><br />
    <a href="#">Second</a><br />
    <a href="#">Third</a><br />

Run it...   »

Example Result: