Print URL After Links

@media print{
       a:after{content:" (" attr(href) ") ";font-size:0.8em;font-weight:normal;}


  1. Montana Flynn
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    Simply amazing. A great tut would be all about Print stylesheets! Thanks Chris!

  2. Ahmad Awais
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    A demo would have been a lot much handy here !

  3. Viv
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    Demo can be found here:

    It’s also possible to turn the link black by adding color: #000, but text-decoration: none; doesn’t seem to work.

  4. Thomas

    If you’re curious about browser support see the CSS tricks entries for
    Pseudo elements (:after)
    CSS content property

  5. Joobleblob

    Don’t suppose anyone knows a nice method of doing this but excluding > “mailto:” from select links?

    • Vernon Fowler
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      You could use attribute selectors to filter out mailto: links by using a regular expression that matches href starting with http – see This would include links with the https protocol too.

      Something like the following but add in the :after at the correct place.

      @media print{
       a[href^="http"] { /* do stuff */ }

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