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:visited pseudo-class

Specifies the style of an a element if the link has been visited recently.

CSS 2.1, Section 5.11.2



selector:visited {...}



A CSS simple selector.

Standards information


:visited is often used with :active, :hover, and :link, which are the pseudo-classes that reflect the other states of a link.

The default value of the :visited pseudo-class varies by browser, as does the amount of time used to define a recent visit.

Windows Internet Explorer 8. For security reasons, :visited is not supported by querySelector or querySelectorAll; for more information, see Selecting Objects with JavaScript.


The following style rule uses :visited to set the color attribute of visited links in a document.

    A:visited { color:blue }