Summary

The empty-cells CSS property specifies how user agents should render borders and backgrounds around cells that have no visible content.

Syntax

empty-cells: show;
empty-cells: hide;

/* Global values */
empty-cells: inherit;
empty-cells: initial;
empty-cells: unset;

Values

show
Is a keyword indicating that borders and backgrounds should be drawn like in normal cells.
hide
Is a keyword indicating that no borders or backgrounds should be drawn.

Formal syntax

show | hide

Examples

.contentbox td {
  empty-cells: show;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'empty-cells' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 8.0 4.0 1.2
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1 1.0 (1.0) 8 6 3.1

See also