border-block-style

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

 

The border-block-style CSS property defines the style of the logical block borders of an element, which maps to a physical border style depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation. It corresponds to the border-top-style and border-bottom-style, or border-left-style and border-right-style properties depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

/* <'border-style'> values */
border-block-style: dashed;
border-block-style: dotted;
border-block-style: groove;

The border style in the other dimension can be set with border-inline-style, which sets border-inline-start-style, and border-inline-end-style.

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

<'border-style'>
The line style of the border. See border-style.

Formal syntax

<'border-top-style'>

Example

HTML Content

<div>
  <p class="exampleText">Example text</p>
</div>

CSS Content

div {
  background-color: yellow;
  width: 120px;
  height: 120px;
}

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-lr;
  border: 5px solid blue;
  border-block-style: dashed;
}

Specification

Specification Status Comment
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1
The definition of 'border-block-style' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
border-block-styleChrome Full support 69Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 66IE No support NoOpera Full support 56Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 69Chrome Android Full support 69Firefox Android Full support 66Opera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

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