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:active

Sets the style of the A element when the link is engaged or active.

[a]:active { sRules }

sRules

String that specifies one or more cascading style sheet (CSS) attribute/value pairs.

The default value of the :active pseudo-class is browser-specific.

Active means that the user is navigating the link. The link has been activated, and some action is being performed but is not yet complete.

The :active pseudo-class is often used in conjunction with :hover, :link, and :visited, the pseudo-classes that affect the other states of a link.

The following style rule uses the :active pseudo-class to set the font-weight and color attributes of an active link in a document:

<style>
    a:active {font-weight:bold; color:purple}
</style>

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