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HTML <body> alink Attribute

HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

Example

Set the active link color to "green" in an HTML document:

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

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Definition and Usage

The alink attribute specifies the color of an active link in a document (a link is activated when it is clicked).


Browser Support

Attribute
alink Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Compatibility Notes

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

CSS syntax (in the <head> section): <style>a:active {color: #0000FF}</style>

CSS Example: Set the color of an active link

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the :active pseudo-class.


Syntax

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

Attribute Values

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


HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

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