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CSS attr() Function

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The attr() function is an inbuilt function in CSS that returns the value of an attribute of the selected elements.


attr( attr_name )

Parameter: This function accepts a single parameter attr_name which is used to hold the name of the attribute in an HTML element. It is a mandatory parameter.

Return Value: This function returns the value of the attribute of selected elements.

Example: The below example illustrates the attr() function in CSS:


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>attr function</title>
        a:before {
            content: attr(href) " =>";
        a {
            text-decoration: none;
        .gfg {
            font-size: 40px;
            color: green;
            font-weight: bold;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <div class="gfg">GeeksforGeeks</div>
    <h1>The attr() Function</h1>


Supported Browser:

  • Google Chrome 2.0
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Opera 9.0
  • Safari 3.1 
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Last Updated : 15 May, 2023
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