How to find the css file name associated with an element?

Tags: javascript,jquery,css,dom

Problem :

I am not sure that it's possible, but I want to know after clicked an element ( div or...) the css file name associated of this element.


<link href="style_1.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="style_2.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<div class='my_class'></div>

When I click on this div I need to know from what css file name the style of div.my_class is associated style_1.css or style_2.css

Solution :

//Need exact selector like if class is sampleclass then className='.sampleClass'   
var classFinder = function (className) {

        $.each(document.styleSheets, function (index, cssFile) {

            if (cssFile.href) var path = cssFile.href.toString();

            var classes = cssFile.rules || cssFile.cssRules;
            for (var x = 0; x < classes.length; x++) {
                if (classes[x].selectorText == className) {

                    //Find css file name from the file path

You have to find the file name from the path text. It will work for only the style sheets loaded from same domain. i.e wont work if you are loading style sheets from cross domain.

-- Originally adaptation of an answer here & Find the updated fiddle here.

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