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Summary

The transform-style CSS property determines if the children of the element are positioned in the 3D-space or are flattened in the plane of the element.

If flattened, the children will not exist on their own in the 3D-space.

As this property is not inherited, it must be set for all non-leaf descendants of the element.

Initial valueflat
Applies totransformable elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animatableno
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar
Creates stacking contextyes

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
transform-style: preserve-3d;
transform-style: flat;

/* Global values */
transform-style: inherit;
transform-style: initial;
transform-style: unset;

Values

preserve-3d
Indicates that the children of the element should be positioned in the 3D-space.
flat
Indicates that the children of the element are lying in the plane of the element itself.

Formal syntax

flat | preserve-3d

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Transforms Level 1
The definition of 'transform-style' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 12-webkit 10 (10)-moz
16 (16)
No support 15-webkit (Yes)-webkit
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0-webkit 10.0 (10)-moz
16.0 (16)
No support (Yes)-webkit (Yes)-webkit

 

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