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HTML <body> text Attribute

HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

Example

Specify the color of text in an HTML document:

<html>
<body text="green">
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</body>
</html>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The text attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The text attribute specifies the color of the text in a document.


Compatibility Notes

The <body> text attribute is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax (in <head>): <style>body{color:green}</style>

CSS Example: Set the color of text in a document

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the text color property.


Syntax

<body text="color_name|hex_number|rgb_number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
color_name Specifies the text-color with a color name (like "red")
hex_number Specifies the text-color with a hex code (like "#ff0000")
rgb_number Specifies the text-color with an rgb code (like "rgb(255,0,0)")


HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

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