Html – How to disable a link using only CSS


Is there a way to disable a link using CSS?

I have a class called current-page and want links with this class to be disabled so that no action occurs when they are clicked.

Best Solution

From this solution:

[aria-current="page"] {
  pointer-events: none;
  cursor: default;
  text-decoration: none;
  color: black;
<a href="link.html" aria-current="page">Link</a>

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Warning: The use of pointer-events in CSS for non-SVG elements is experimental. The feature used to be part of the CSS 3 UI draft specification but, due to many open issues, has been postponed to CSS 4.