border-block-style

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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 AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
border-block-style
Experimental
Chrome Full support 69
Disabled
Full support 69
Disabled
Disabled From version 69: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform Features preference (needs to be set to enabled). To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.
Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 66IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 69Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 66Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
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