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TypeError: Assignment to read-only properties is not allowed in strict mode

mckabue profile image Kabue Charles ・1 min read

By a show of hands, how many knew that HTMLElement.style is readonly?

Styles should not be set by assigning a string directly to the style property (as in element.style = "color: blue;"), since it is considered read-only, as the style attribute returns a CSSStyleDeclaration object which is also read-only.

Anyway, element.style = "color: blue;" will give you the following error in strict mode:

TypeError: Assignment to read-only properties is not allowed in strict mode

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