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margin-inline

The margin-inline CSS shorthand property is a shorthand property that defines both the logical inline start and end margins of an element, which maps to physical margins depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation.

/* <length> values */
margin-inline: 10px 20px;  /* An absolute length */
margin-inline: 1em 2em;    /* relative to the text size */
margin-inline: 5% 2%;      /* relative to the nearest block container's width */
margin-inline: 10px;       /* sets both start and end values */

/* Keyword values */
margin-inline: auto;

/* Global values */
margin-inline: inherit;
margin-inline: initial;
margin-inline: unset;

This property corresponds to the margin-top and margin-bottom, or margin-right, and margin-left properties, depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:

Syntax

Values

The margin-inline property takes the same values as the margin-left property.

Formal definition

Initial value 0
Applies to same as margin
Inherited no
Percentages depends on layout model
Computed value if specified as a length, the corresponding absolute length; if specified as a percentage, the specified value; otherwise, auto
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

<'margin-left'>{1,2}

Examples

Setting inline start and end margins

HTML

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

CSS

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

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-rl;
  margin-inline: 20px 40px;
  background-color: #c8c800;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1
The definition of 'margin-inline' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.
Initial value 0
Applies to same as margin
Inherited no
Percentages depends on layout model
Computed value if specified as a length, the corresponding absolute length; if specified as a percentage, the specified value; otherwise, auto
Animation type discrete

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
margin-inline 69
Disabled
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.
79
Disabled
79
Disabled
Disabled From version 79: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform features preference (needs to be set to Enabled).
66 No 56 No
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
margin-inline 69 69
Disabled
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.
66 48 No 10.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/margin-inline