Expression Studio 4.0

Defines generated content that appears after an element.


::after { sRules }

Possible values


String that specifies one or more Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) attribute/value pairs.


The ::before and ::after pseudo-elements specify the location of content before and after an element in the document tree. The content attribute, in conjunction with these pseudo-elements, specifies what is inserted.

The generated content interacts with other boxes as if they were real elements inserted just inside their associated element. The content box of the associated element expands to include the generated content, if necessary.


The following style rules insert curly braces before and after each occurrence of h1 in the document tree.

H1:before {
    content: "{ ";
H1:after {
    content: " }";

Standards Information

This pseudo-class is defined in CSS Selectors Level 3 Gg721798.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

Applies to

a, address, b, big, blockquote, body, br, button, caption, cite, code, dd, dfn, div, dl, dt, em, hn, i, img, input type=file, input type=image, input type=password, input type=text, kbd, label, legend, li, listing, marquee, menu, ol, p, plaintext, pre, s, samp, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, textarea, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul

See also

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