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The CSSUnitValue.unit read-only property of the CSSUnitValue interface returns a USVString indicating the type of unit.


var aString = CSSUnitValue.unit;


A USVString.


The following creates a CSSPositionValue from individual CSSUnitValue constructors, then queries the CSSUnitValue.unit.

let pos = new CSSPositionValue(
    new CSSUnitValue( 5, "px" ),
    new CSSUnitValue( 10, "em" ));

console.log( pos.x.unit ); // "px"
console.log( pos.y.unit ); // "em"


Specification Status Comment
CSS Typed OM Level 1
The definition of 'CSSUnitValue.unit' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 66Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 53Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 66Chrome Android Full support 66Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 47Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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Contributors to this page: estelle, jpmedley
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