The new CSSOM provides typed style access for developers. This will generally improve performance primarily by removing the need to do lots of string parsing. In addition to this, it will enable performant development of various new Houdini specifications (including custom properties, layout and paint). Only a subset of CSS properties are supported for now:



Specification link

Specification currently under development in a Working Group

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • In development
  • No signal
  • Mixed signals


Last updated on 2020-11-19