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How to create a tag with Javascript?

I’m looking for a way to insert a <style> tag into an HTML page with JavaScript.

The best way I found so far:

var divNode = document.createElement("div");
divNode.innerHTML = "<br><style>h1 { background: red; }</style>";

This works in Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer but not in Google Chrome. Also it’s a bit ugly with the <br> in front for IE.

Does anyone know of a way to create a <style> tag that

  1. Is nicer

  2. Works with Chrome?

Or maybe

  1. This is a non-standard thing I should avoid

  2. Three working browsers are great and who uses Chrome anyway?



Try adding the style element to the head rather than the body.

This was tested in IE (7-9), Firefox, Opera and Chrome:

var css = 'h1 { background: red; }',
    head = document.head || document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0],
    style = document.createElement('style');


style.type = 'text/css';
if (style.styleSheet){
  // This is required for IE8 and below.
  style.styleSheet.cssText = css;
} else {
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