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. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The <shape> CSS data type defines the specific form (shape) of a region. The region represents the part of an element to which the clip property applies.

Note: This data type has been deprecated in favor of <basic-shape>.

Syntax

The <shape> data type is specified using the rect() function, which produces a region in the form of a rectangle.

rect()

rect(top, right, bottom, left)

Values

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top
Is a <length> representing the offset for the top of the rectangle relative to the top border of the element's box.
right
Is a <length> representing the offset for the right of the rectangle relative to the left border of the element's box.
bottom
Is a <length> representing the offset for the bottom of the rectangle relative to the top border of the element's box.
left
Is a <length> representing the offset for the left of the rectangle relative to the left border of the element's box.

Interpolation

When animated, values of the <shape> data type are interpolated over their top, right, bottom, and left components, each treated as a real, floating-point number. The speed of the interpolation is determined by the timing function associated with the animation.

Example

img.clip04 {
  clip: rect(10px, 20px, 20px, 10px);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of '<shape>' in that specification.
Recommendation Defines with the clip property.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 5.5[1] 9.5 1.3
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

[1] In IE 5.5-7, the rect() function uses spaces (instead of commas) to separate parameters. Beginning with IE 8, the standard syntax (only commas) is supported.

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