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border-image-repeat

The border-image-repeat CSS property defines how the edge regions of a source image are adjusted to fit the dimensions of an element's border image.

Syntax

/* Keyword value */
border-image-repeat: stretch;
border-image-repeat: repeat;
border-image-repeat: round;
border-image-repeat: space;

/* vertical | horizontal */
border-image-repeat: round stretch;

/* Global values */
border-image-repeat: inherit;
border-image-repeat: initial;
border-image-repeat: unset;

The border-image-repeat property may be specified using one or two values chosen from the list of values below.

  • When one value is specified, it applies the same behavior on all four sides.
  • When two values are specified, the first applies to the top and bottom, the second to the left and right.

Values

stretch
The source image's edge regions are stretched to fill the gap between each border.
repeat
The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be clipped to achieve the proper fit.
round
The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be stretched to achieve the proper fit.
space
The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Extra space will be distributed in between tiles to achieve the proper fit.

Formal definition

Initial value stretch
Applies to all elements, except internal table elements when border-collapse is collapse. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

[ stretch | repeat | round | space ]{1,2}

Examples

Repeating border images

CSS

#bordered {
  width: 12rem;
  margin-bottom: 1rem;
  padding: 1rem;
  border: 40px solid;
  border-image: url("https://mdn.mozillademos.org/files/4127/border.png") 27;
  border-image-repeat: stretch;  /* Can be changed in the live sample */
}

Results

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3
The definition of 'border-image-repeat' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
border-image-repeat 15 12 15 11 15 6
round 30 12 15 11 17 9.1
space 56 12 50 11 43 9.1
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
border-image-repeat ≤37 18 15 14 9.3 1.0
round ≤37 30 15 18 9.3 2.0
space 56 56 50 43 9.3 6.0

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