The initial CSS keyword applies the initial value of a property to an element. It is allowed on every CSS property and causes the element for which it is specified to use the initial value of the property.


<!DOCTYPE html>
            /* make second-level headers green */
            /* give headers a green border */
            h2 {
                border: medium solid green
            /* but make those in the sidebar use the value 
			of the "color" property */ 
			#sidebar h2 {
                border-color: initial;
        <p style="color:red">
            this text is red<em style="color:initial">
            this text is in the initial color (e.g. black)
            this is red again

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