-webkit-border-before

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The -webkit-border-before CSS property is a shorthand property for setting the individual logical block start border property values in a single place in the style sheet.

/* Border values */
-webkit-border-before: 1px;
-webkit-border-before: 2px dotted;
-webkit-border-before: medium dashed blue;

/* Global values */
-webkit-border-before: inherit;
-webkit-border-before: initial;
-webkit-border-before: unset;

-webkit-border-before can be used to set the values for one or more of: -webkit-border-before-width, -webkit-border-before-style, and -webkit-border-before-color. It maps to a physical border depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation. It corresponds to the border-top, border-right, border-bottom, or border-left property depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

It relates to -webkit-border-after, -webkit-border-start, and -webkit-border-end, which define the other borders of the element.

This property is on the standard track as border-block-start.

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies toall elements
Inheritedyes
Percentagesas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Mediavisual
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

One or more of the following, in any order:

<'border-width'>
See border-width
<'border-style'>
See border-style
<'color'>
See color

Formal syntax

<'border-width'> || <'border-style'> || <'color'>

where
<color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>

where
<rgb()> = rgb( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgb( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<rgba()> = rgba( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgba( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<hsl()> = hsl( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )
<hsla()> = hsla( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )

where
<alpha-value> = <number> | <percentage>
<hue> = <number> | <angle>

Example

HTML Content

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

CSS Content

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

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-rl;
  -webkit-border-before: 5px dashed blue;
}

Specifications

Not part of any specification, though it relates to the border-block-start property.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also

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