border-inline-start-style

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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

/* <'border-style'> values */
border-inline-start-style: dashed;
border-inline-start-style: dotted;
border-inline-start-style: groove;

Related properties are border-block-start-styleborder-block-end-style, and border-inline-end-style, which define the other border styles of the element.

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

<'border-style'>
The line style of the border. See border-style.

Formal syntax

<'border-style'>

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: 5px solid blue;
  border-inline-start-style: dashed;
}

Specification

Specification Status Comment
CSS Logical Properties Level 1
The definition of 'border-inline-start-style' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support No ?

41

381 2

(Yes)3

No No No
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support No ? ?

41

381 2

(Yes)3

No No No

1. Enabled by default since Firefox 41.

2. From version 38: 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.

3. Supported as -moz-border-start-style.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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