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Summary

The border-image-repeat CSS property defines how the middle part of a border image is handled so that it can match the size of the border. It has a one-value syntax that describes the behavior of all the sides, and a two-value syntax that sets a different value for the horizontal and vertical behavior.

Initial valuestretch
Applies toall elements, except internal table elements when border-collapse is collapse. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animatableno
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

/* border-image-repeat: type */
border-image-value: stretch;

/* border-image-repeat: horizontal vertical */
border-image-width: round stretch;

/* Global values */
border-image-repeat: inherit;
border-image-repeat: initial;
border-image-repeat: unset;

Values

type
One of the stretch, repeat, or round keywords denoting how the image is treated both horizontally and vertically.
horizontal
One of the stretch, repeat, or round keywords denoting how the image is treated horizontally.
vertical
One of the stretch, repeat, or round keywords denoting how the image is treated vertically.
stretch
Keyword indicating that the image must be stretched to fill the gap between the two borders.
repeat
Keyword indicating that the image must be repeated until it fills the gap between the two borders.
round
Keyword indicating that the image must be repeated until it fills the gap between the two borders. If the image doesn't fit after being repeated for an integral number of times, the image is rescaled to fit.
space
The image is tiled (repeated) to fill the area. If it does not fill the area with a whole number of tiles, the extra space is distributed around the tiles.

Formal syntax

[ stretch | repeat | round | space ]{1,2}

Examples

See border-image for examples of what repeat values will do.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3
The definition of 'border-image-repeat' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 15.0 15.0 (15.0) 11 15 6[1]
space Not supported[1] Not supported[3] 11 Not supported 9.1[5]
round 30[4] 15.0 (15.0) 11 ? 9.1[5]
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 15.0 (15.0) Not supported ? 9.3[5]

[1] Support the space value, but the actual effect is the same as the repeat value.

[2] Support the round value, but the actual effect is the same as the repeat value.

[3] See bug 720531.

[4] See Chrome bug.

[5] See WebKit bug.

See also

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