border-left-style

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  • Revision title: border-left-style
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{{CSSRef}}

Summary

The border-left-style CSS property sets the line style of the left border of a box.

Note: The specification doesn't define how borders of different styles connect in the corners.

{{cssbox("border-left-style")}}

Syntax

Formal syntax: {{csssyntax("border-left-style")}}
border-left-style: none
border-left-style: hidden
border-left-style: dotted
border-left-style: dashed
border-left-style: solid
border-left-style: double
border-left-style: groove
border-left-style: ridge
border-left-style: inset
border-left-style: outset

border-left-style: inherit

Values

<br-style>
Is a keyword describing the style of the left border. It can have the following values:
none
fake
Like for the hidden keyword, displays no border. In that case, except if a background image is set, the calculated values of {{cssxref("border-left-width")}} will be 0, even if specified otherwise through the property. In case of table cell and border collapsing, the none value has the lowest priority: it means that if any other conflicting border is set, it will be displayed.
hidden
fake
Like for the none keyword, displays no border. In that case, except if a background image is set, the calculated values of {{cssxref("border-left-width")}} will be 0, even if specified otherwise through the property. In case of table cell and border collapsing, the hidden value has the highest priority: it means that if any other conflicting border is set, it won't be displayed.
dotted
fake
Displays a series of rounded dots. The spacing of the dots are not defined by the specification and are implementation-specific. The radius of the dots is half the calculated {{cssxref("border-left-width")}}.
dashed
fake
Displays a series of short square-ended dashes or line segments. The exact size and length of the segments are not defined by the specification and are implementation-specific.
solid
fake
Displays a single, straight, solid line.
double
fake
Displays two straight lines that add up to the pixel amount defined as {{cssxref("border-width")}} or {{cssxref("border-left-width")}}.
groove
fake
Displays a border leading to a carved effect. It is the opposite of ridge.
ridge
fake
Displays a border with a 3D effect, like if it is coming out of the page. It is the opposite of groove.
inset
fake
Displays a border that makes the box appear embedded. It is the opposite of outset. When applied to a table cell with {{cssxref("border-collapse")}} set to collapsed, this value behaves like groove.
outset
fake

Displays a border that makes the box appear in 3D, embossed. It is the opposite of inset. When applied to a table cell with {{cssxref("border-collapse")}} set to collapsed, this value behaves like ridge.

inherit
Represents the border style used by the parent of the current element.

Examples

element {
        border-left-size: 1px;
        border-left-style: dotted;
        border-left-color: #000;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('CSS3 Backgrounds', '#the-border-style', 'border-left-style')}} {{Spec2('CSS3 Backgrounds')}} No significant change.
{{SpecName('CSS2.1', 'box.html#border-style-properties', 'border-left-style')}} {{Spec2('CSS2.1')}} Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}
Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 5.5 9.2 1.0
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatUnknown}} {{CompatUnknown}} {{CompatUnknown}} {{CompatUnknown}} {{CompatUnknown}} {{CompatUnknown}}

See also

  • The other style-related border properties: {{Cssxref("border-bottom-style")}}, {{Cssxref("border-right-style")}}, {{Cssxref("border-top-style")}}, and {{Cssxref("border-style")}}.
  • The other left-border-related properties: {{Cssxref("border-left")}}, {{Cssxref("border-left-color")}}, and {{Cssxref("border-left-width")}}.

Revision Source

<div>
  {{CSSRef}}</div>
<h2 id="Summary" name="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <code>border-left-style</code> <a href="/en-US/docs/CSS" title="CSS">CSS</a> property sets the line style of the left border of a box.</p>
<div class="note">
  <strong>Note:</strong>&nbsp;The specification doesn't define how borders of different styles connect in the corners.</div>
<p>{{cssbox("border-left-style")}}</p>
<h2 id="Syntax" name="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="twopartsyntaxbox">
<a href="/en-US/docs/CSS/Value_definition_syntax" title="CSS/Value_definition_syntax">Formal syntax</a>: {{csssyntax("border-left-style")}}
</pre>
<pre>
border-left-style: none
border-left-style: hidden
border-left-style: dotted
border-left-style: dashed
border-left-style: solid
border-left-style: double
border-left-style: groove
border-left-style: ridge
border-left-style: inset
border-left-style: outset
<em>
</em>border-left-style: inherit
</pre>
<h3 id="Values">Values</h3>
<dl>
  <dt>
    <code>&lt;br-style&gt;</code></dt>
  <dd>
    Is a keyword describing the style of the left border. It can have the following values:
    <table>
      <tbody>
        <tr>
          <td><code>none</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:none; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Like for the <code>hidden</code> keyword, displays no border. In that case, except if a background image is set, the calculated values of {{cssxref("border-left-width")}} will be <code>0</code>, even if specified otherwise through the property. In case of table cell and border collapsing, the <code>none</code> value has the lowest priority: it means that if any other conflicting border is set, it will be displayed.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>hidden</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:hidden; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Like for the <code>none</code> keyword, displays no border. In that case, except if a background image is set, the calculated values of {{cssxref("border-left-width")}} will be <code>0</code>, even if specified otherwise through the property. In case of table cell and border collapsing, the <code>hidden</code> value has the highest priority: it means that if any other conflicting border is set, it won't be displayed.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>dotted</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:dotted; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays a series of rounded dots. The spacing of the dots are not defined by the specification and are implementation-specific. The radius of the dots is half the calculated {{cssxref("border-left-width")}}.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>dashed</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:dashed; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays a series of short square-ended dashes or line segments. The exact size and length of the segments are not defined by the specification and are implementation-specific.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>solid</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:solid; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays a single, straight, solid line.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>double</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:double; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays two straight lines that add up to the pixel amount defined as {{cssxref("border-width")}} or {{cssxref("border-left-width")}}.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>groove</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:groove; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays a border leading to a carved effect. It is the opposite of <code>ridge</code>.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>ridge</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:ridge; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays a border with a 3D effect, like if it is coming out of the page. It is the opposite of <code>groove</code>.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>inset</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:inset; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>Displays a border that makes the box appear embedded. It is the opposite of <code>outset</code>. When applied to a table cell with {{cssxref("border-collapse")}} set to <code>collapsed</code>, this value behaves like <code>groove</code>.</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td><code>outset</code></td>
          <td>
            <div style="margin:0.5em; width:3em; height:3em; border-left-style:outset; background-color:palegreen;">
              <span style="display:none;">fake</span></div>
          </td>
          <td>
            <p>Displays a border that makes the box appear in 3D, embossed. It is the opposite of <code>inset</code>. When applied to a table cell with {{cssxref("border-collapse")}} set to <code>collapsed</code>, this value behaves like <code>ridge</code>.</p>
          </td>
        </tr>
      </tbody>
    </table>
  </dd>
  <dt>
    inherit</dt>
  <dd>
    Represents the border style used by the parent of the current element.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Examples">Examples</h2>
<pre class="brush:css; highlight:[3]">
element {
        border-left-size: 1px;
        border-left-style: dotted;
        border-left-color: #000;
}
</pre>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Specification</th>
      <th scope="col">Status</th>
      <th scope="col">Comment</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('CSS3 Backgrounds', '#the-border-style', 'border-left-style')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('CSS3 Backgrounds')}}</td>
      <td>No significant change.</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('CSS2.1', 'box.html#border-style-properties', 'border-left-style')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('CSS2.1')}}</td>
      <td>Initial definition.</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility" name="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<div>
  {{CompatibilityTable}}</div>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>5.5</td>
        <td>9.2</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Chrome for Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Mobile</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatUnknown}}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also" name="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li>The other style-related border properties: {{Cssxref("border-bottom-style")}}, {{Cssxref("border-right-style")}}, {{Cssxref("border-top-style")}}, and {{Cssxref("border-style")}}.</li>
  <li>The other left-border-related properties: {{Cssxref("border-left")}}, {{Cssxref("border-left-color")}}, and {{Cssxref("border-left-width")}}.</li>
</ul>
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