mask-border-repeat

The mask-border-repeat CSS property sets how the edge regions of a source image are adjusted to fit the dimensions of an element's mask border.

Syntax

/* Keyword value */
mask-border-repeat: stretch;
mask-border-repeat: repeat;
mask-border-repeat: round;
mask-border-repeat: space;

/* vertical | horizontal */
mask-border-repeat: round stretch;

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

The mask-border-repeat property may be specified using one or two values chosen from the list of values below.

  • When one value is specified, it applies the same behavior on all four sides.
  • When two values are specified, the first applies to the top and bottom, the second to the left and right.

Values

stretch
The source image's edge regions are stretched to fill the gap between each border.
repeat
The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be clipped to achieve the proper fit.
round
The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be stretched to achieve the proper fit.
space
The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Extra space will be distributed in between tiles to achieve the proper fit.

Formal definition

Initial valuestretch
Applies toall elements; In SVG, it applies to container elements excluding the defs element and all graphics elements
Inheritedno
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

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

Examples

Basic usage

This property doesn't appear to be supported anywhere yet. When it eventually starts to be supported, it will serve to define how the border mask slice will repeat around the border — i.e. will it just repeat, or be scaled slightly so a whole number of slices fits, or be stretched so one slice fits?

mask-border-repeat: round;

Chromium-based browsers support an outdated version of this property — mask-box-image-repeat — with a prefix:

-webkit-mask-box-image-repeat: round;

Note: The mask-border page features a working example (using the out-of-date prefixed border mask properties supported in Chromium), so you can get an idea of the effect.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Masking Module Level 1
The definition of 'mask-border-repeat' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

TBD