Property Template

This is a template page for CSS property. Please use this as a raw template when you create a new CSS property page.
Comment in italics are information about how to use part of the template

Add the non-standard header if the property is not on the standard track. In the summary section, in a note, describe how to achieve its effect using standard Open Web technologies.


This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Add the experimental header if in your judgement the property's behavior is likely to change in future, for example because of very immature specifications or competing incompatible implementations.


This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

Description of the property. It must start by "The xyz CSS property" followed by a one-sentence description. The first paragraph of this introduction will be used by default as the description of the page.

Note: Placeholder for any special messages.

But don't add several notes. It should be really important, or be part of the description!


/* Keyword values */
property: value1;
property: value2;

/* <length> values */
property: 12.8em;   /* A valid length */

/* Global values */
property: inherit;  /* <-- To remember those are a possible values */
property: initial;
property: unset;

The second part of the is a simple translation of the what the formal syntax tells. It is aimed at medium-level users that will not understand well the formal syntax.


Each element of the formal syntax must be explained

Is a keyword meaning...
value_2 This API has not been standardized. This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Is a keyword meaning

Formal syntax

The formal syntax must be taken from the spec and added to the MDN data repository. It is an important tool to get precise syntax information for advanced users.



Add this only if there is such an example. No dead link here.


elementName {
  property: value;
  thisis: "example";
  dream: 10000000mm;
  love: "danger";


<elementName>foo bar</elementName>



Exclusively use this standard table. Place older spec on the bottom. Use the templates SpecName() for the name and Spec2() for the status. That way, when the spec progress on the standard track, or move, the table content will be automatically adapted.

Specification Status Comment
CSS Animations Level 1
The definition of 'fake-value' in that specification.
Working Draft No change from CSS 2.1
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'fake value' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Value not found in DB!

Browser compatibility

No compatibility data found for<em>property-name</em>.
Check for problems with this page or contribute missing data to mdn/browser-compat-data.

(See Compatibility tables for more information)

See also

  • Links of link of related properties: example-property
  • Links to article showing how to use the property in context: "Using … article"
  • Very good external links. Don't be afraid of external links, but they should be outstanding, and not only mention minor details.