<display-legacy>

CSS 2 used a single-keyword syntax for the display property, requiring separate keywords for block-level and inline-level variants of the same layout mode. This page details those values.

Syntax

Valid <display-legacy> values:

inline-block
The element generates a block element box that will be flowed with surrounding content as if it were a single inline box (behaving much like a replaced element would).

It is equivalent to inline flow-root.
inline-table
The inline-table value does not have a direct mapping in HTML. It behaves like an HTML <table> element, but as an inline box, rather than a block-level box. Inside the table box is a block-level context.

It is equivalent to inline table.
inline-flex
The element behaves like an inline element and lays out its content according to the flexbox model.

It is equivalent to inline flex.
inline-grid
The element behaves like an inline element and lays out its content according to the grid model.

It is equivalent to inline grid.

Examples

In the below example, we are creating an inline flex container with the legacy keyword inline-flex.

HTML

<div class="container">
  <div>Flex Item</div>
  <div>Flex Item</div>
</div>

Not a flex item

CSS

.container {
  display: inline-flex;
}

Result

In the new syntax the inline flex container would be created using two values, inline for the outer display type, and flex for the inner display type.

.container {
  display: inline flex;
}

Specifications

Specification Status
CSS Display Module Level 3
The definition of 'display-legacy' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation

Browser compatibility

Support of inline-block

BCD tables only load in the browser

Support of inline-table

BCD tables only load in the browser

Support of inline-flex

BCD tables only load in the browser

Support of inline-grid

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also