HTML <header> style Attribute

A style attribute on a <header> tag assigns a unique style to the header.

Its value is CSS that defines the appearance of the header element.



A style attribute on a <header> element.

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<header style="background:#302ea3; color:white; padding:10px 20px;">
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Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <header> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <footer> element only.


<header style="CSS-styles">



Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <header> element.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

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<header id="myheader" style="background:darkcyan; color:white; padding:10px 20px;">
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<button type="button" onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myheader");

    if ( === "darkcyan") { = "#302ea3";
    } else { = "darkcyan";

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <header> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript that changes the background color.

Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

6.0 Sep 2010
4.0 Mar 2011
9.0 Mar 2011
11.1 Mar 2011
5.0 Jun 2010

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023