:past

The :past CSS pseudo-class selector is a time-dimensional pseudo-class that will match for any element which appears entirely before an element that matches :current. For example in a video with captions which are being displayed by WebVTT.

:past(p, span) {
  display: none;
}

Syntax

:past

Examples

CSS

:past(p, span) {
  display: none;
}

HTML

<video controls preload="metadata">
  <source src="video.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
  <source src="video.webm" type="video/webm" />
  <track
    label="English"
    kind="subtitles"
    srclang="en"
    src="subtitles.vtt"
    default />
</video>

WebVTT

WEBVTT FILE

1
00:00:03.500 --> 00:00:05.000
This is the first caption

2
00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:09.000
This is the second caption

3
00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:19.000
This is the third caption

Specifications

Specification
Selectors Level 4
# the-past-pseudo

Browser compatibility

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See also