CSS :not Selector - Negation Selector

What is CSS :not Selector?

CSS :not selector matches all element whose are exclude to apply CSS.
CSS :not selector argument possible value element name, class name, id name, or attributes value surrounding by opening and closing square brackets.
This selector identify by : (colon sign) with not keyword.


This syntax apply to matches all <p> element and exclude whose have :not selector.

 p:not(selector) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }


Select all <p> element exclude whose class name="one" to apply CSS.

 <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>   <title>CSS :not Selector</title>   <style type="text/css">     p:not(.one) {       color:#ff0000;     }   </style> </head> <body>   <p>This is not selector example.</p>    <p class="one">This is another paragraph.</p> </body> </html>


In this example select all <button> exclude whose attribute disabled.

 <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>   <title>CSS :not Selector</title>   <style type="text/css">     button:not([DISABLED]){       color:#ff0000;     }   </style> </head> <body>   <button disabled="disabled">Hello</button>   <button>Hello</button> </body> </html>

Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 2+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1+
  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Opera 9.5+
  • Safari 3.2+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.