The <number> CSS data type represents a number, being either an integer or a number with a fractional component.

Syntax

The syntax of <number> extends the syntax of <integer>. A fractional value is represented by a . followed by one or more decimal digits, and may be appended to an integer. There is no unit associated with numbers.

Interpolation

When animated, values of the <number> CSS data type are interpolated as real, floating-point numbers. The speed of the interpolation is determined by the timing function associated with the animation.

Examples

Valid numbers

12          A raw <integer> is also a <number>.
4.01        Positive fraction
-456.8      Negative fraction
0.0         Zero
+0.0        Zero, with a leading +
-0.0        Zero, with a leading -
.60         Fractional number without a leading zero
10e3        Scientific notation
-3.4e-2     Complicated scientific notation

Invalid numbers

12.         Decimal points must be followed by at least one digit.
+-12.2      Only one leading +/- is allowed.
12.1.1      Only one decimal point is allowed.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Values and Units Module Level 3
The definition of '<number>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No significant change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of '<number>' in that specification.
Recommendation Explicit definition.
CSS Level 1
The definition of '<number>' in that specification.
Recommendation Implicit definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support 5Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Scientific notationChrome Full support 43Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 29IE Full support 11Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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