CSS :empty Selector

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.example:empty {
  background: red;


The :empty selector selects an element that has no children.

Children can be either element nodes or text (including whitespace).

Note: Comments, processing instructions, and CSS content do not affect whether an element is considered empty.

Version: CSS3

Standard Syntax

:empty {
  css declarations;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


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