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    Deprecated
    This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.

    Summary

    The clip CSS property defines what portion of an element is visible. The clip property applies only to absolutely positioned elements, that is elements with position:absolute or position:fixed.

    Warning: This property is deprecated. Use clip-path instead.

    • Initial value auto
    • Applies to absolutely positioned elements
    • Inherited no
    • Media visual
    • Computed value auto if specified as auto, otherwise a rectangle with four values, each of which is auto if specified as auto or the computed length otherwise
    • Animatable yes, as a rectangle
    • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

    Syntax

    clip: rect(1px, 10em, 3rem, 2ch);
    clip: auto;
    
    clip: inherit;

    Values

    <shape>
    A rectangular <shape> of the form rect(<top>, <right>, <bottom>, <left>) or of the form rect(<top> <right> <bottom> <left>) (which is a more backwards compatible syntax) <top> and <bottom> specify offsets from the inside top border edge of the box, and <right>, and <left> specify offsets from the inside left border edge of the box — that is, the extent of the padding box.
    <top>, <right>, <bottom>, and <left> may either have a <length> value or auto. If any side's value is auto, the element is clipped to that side's inside border edge.
    auto
    The element does not clip (default value). Note that this is distinct from rect(auto, auto, auto, auto), which does clip to the inside border edges of the element.

    Formal syntax

    <shape> | auto

    where
    <shape> = rect(<top>, <right>, <bottom>, <left>)

    Examples

    .dotted-border { 
       border: dotted;  
       position: relative; 
       width: 536px;
       height: 350px;
    }
    
    #top-left, #middle, #bottom-right {
       position: absolute;
       top: 0px;
    }
    
    #top-left {
       left: 360px;
       clip: rect(0px, 175px, 113px, 0px); 
    }
    
    
    #middle {
       left: 280px;
       clip: rect(119px, 255px, 229px, 80px); 
       /* standard syntax, unsupported by Internet Explorer 4-7 */
    }
    
    #bottom-right {
       left: 200px;
       clip: rect(235px 335px 345px 160px);
       /* non-standard syntax, but supported by all major browsers*/
    }
    <p class="dotted-border">
       <img src="https://developer.mozilla.org/@api/deki/files/3613/=hut.jpg" title="Original Graphic" /> 
       <img id="top-left" src="https://developer.mozilla.org/@api/deki/files/3613/=hut.jpg" title="Graphic clipped to upper left"> 
       <img id="middle" src="https://developer.mozilla.org/@api/deki/files/3613/=hut.jpg" title="Graphic clipped towards middle"> 
       <img id="bottom-right" src="https://developer.mozilla.org/@api/deki/files/3613/=hut.jpg" title="Graphic clipped to bottom right">
    </p>

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Masking Level 1
    The definition of 'clip' in that specification.
    Candidate Recommendation Deprecates clip property, suggests clip-path as replacement.
    CSS Transitions
    The definition of 'clip' in that specification.
    Working Draft Defines clip as animatable.
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
    The definition of 'clip' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.0) 4.0[1] 7.0 1.0 (85)[1]
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

    [1] Internet Explorer up to version 7.0 and Safari up to at least 5.1.7 incorrectly interpret clip: auto as clip: rect(auto, auto, auto, auto).

    See also

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