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  • Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2019

The required selector is used to select the required element with the required attribute and set the CSS property. Required attributes of Form elements are defined as required.

Note: This selector is used with form elements, eg. <input>, <select> and <textarea>.


:required {
    // CSS Property


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>:required Selector</title>
            h1 {
                color: green;
            body {
            input:required {
                background-color: green;
                color: white;
            form div {
                padding: 10px;
            label {
                display: block;
                font-size: 18px;
            input {
                border: 1px solid black;
                padding: 9px;
                font-size: 18px;
        <h2>:required selector</h2>
                <label for="name">Name</label>
                <input type="text" name="name" id="name"/>
                <label for="email">Email</label>
                <input type="email" name="email" id="email" required />
                <input type="submit" value="Submit" />


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by :required Selector are listed below:

  • Apple Safari 5.0
  • Google Chrome 10.0
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Opera 10.0
  • Internet Explorer 10.0

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