border-block-start-color

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The border-block-start-color CSS property defines the color of the logical block-start border of an element, which maps to a physical border color depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation. It corresponds to the border-top-colorborder-right-colorborder-bottom-color, or border-left-color property depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

Syntax

border-block-start-color: blue;
border-block-start-color: #4c5d21;

Related properties are border-block-end-colorborder-inline-start-color, and border-inline-end-color, which define the other border colors of the element.

Initial valuecurrentcolor
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valuecomputed color
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Values

<'color'>
See border-color

Formal syntax

<'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-lr;
  border: 10px solid blue;
  border-block-start-color: red;
}

Specification

Specification Status Comment
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1
The definition of 'border-block-start-color' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 69Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 41
Full support 41
No support 38 — 51
Disabled
Disabled From version 38 until version 51 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.vertical-text.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 56Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 69Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 41
Full support 41
No support 38 — 51
Disabled
Disabled From version 38 until version 51 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.vertical-text.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 56Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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Contributors to this page: rachelandrew, ddbeck, mfluehr, elysdir1, teoli, Sebastianz, fscholz, jsx, kscarfone
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