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Theborder-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.

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The line style of the border. See border-style.

Formal syntax

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HTML Content

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

CSS Content

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

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


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No No No No No No
Android webview Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android Opera for Android iOS Safari Samsung Internet
Basic support No No No No No No No

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