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The margin-inline CSS property defines the logical inline start and end margins of an element, which maps to physical margins depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation.

/* <length> values */
margin-inline: 10px 20px;  /* An absolute length */
margin-inline: 1em 2em;    /* relative to the text size */
margin-inline: 5% 2%;      /* relative to the nearest block container's width */
margin-inline: 10px;       /* sets both start and end values */

/* Keyword values */
margin-inline: auto;

/* Global values */
margin-inline: inherit;
margin-inline: initial;
margin-inline: unset;

These values corresponds to the margin-top and margin-bottom, or margin-right, and margin-left property depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

The values can be set individually as margin-inline-start and margin-inline-end. The block direction property is margin-block which sets margin-block-start, and margin-block-end.



The margin-inline property takes the same values as the margin-left property.

Formal syntax




  <p class="exampleText">Example text</p>


div {
  background-color: yellow;
  width: 120px;
  height: 120px;

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-rl;
  margin-inline: 20px 40px;
  background-color: #c8c800;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1
The definition of 'margin-inline' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.
Initial value0
Applies tosame as margin
Percentagesdepends on layout model
Computed valueif specified as a length, the corresponding absolute length; if specified as a percentage, the specified value; otherwise, auto
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
margin-inlineChrome Full support 69Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 66IE No support NoOpera Full support 56Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 69Chrome Android Full support 69Firefox Android Full support 66Opera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 10.0


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See also