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CSS3 :target Selector


Highlight active HTML anchor:

:target {
    border: 2px solid #D4D4D4;
    background-color: #e5eecc;
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Definition and Usage

URLs with an # followed by an anchor name, link to a certain element within a document. The element being linked to is the target element.

The :target selector can be used to style the current active target element.

Version: CSS3

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specifies the first browser version that fully supports the selector.

:target 4.0 9.0 3.5 3.2 9.6

CSS Syntax

:target {
    css declarations;


More Examples


Create a tabbed menu:

.tab div {
    display: none;

.tab div:target {
    display: block;
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Create a modal (dialog box):

/* The modal's background */
.modal {
    display: none;
    left: 0;
    top: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    overflow: auto;
    background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
    background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4);

/* Display the modal when targeted */
.modal:target {
    display: table;
    position: absolute;

/* The modal box */
.modal-dialog {
    display: table-cell;
    vertical-align: middle;

/* The modal's content */
.modal-dialog .modal-content {
    margin: auto;
    background-color: #f3f3f3;
    position: relative;
    padding: 0;
    outline: 0;
    border: 1px #777 solid;
    text-align: justify;
    width: 80%;
    box-shadow: 0 4px 8px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2), 0 6px 20px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.19);
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