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padding-inline

The padding-inline CSS shorthand property defines the logical inline start and end padding of an element, which maps to physical padding properties depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation.

/* <length> values */
padding-inline: 10px 20px;  /* An absolute length */
padding-inline: 1em 2em;   /* relative to the text size */
padding-inline: 10px; /* sets both start and end values */

/* <percentage> values */
padding-inline: 5% 2%; /* relative to the nearest block container's width */ 

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

Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:

Syntax

Values

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

Description

Values for this property correspond to the padding-top and padding-bottom, or padding-right, and padding-left property depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

Formal definition

Initial value 0
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Percentages logical-width of containing block
Computed value as <length>
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

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

Examples

Setting inline padding for vertical text

HTML

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

CSS

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

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

Result

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
padding-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
padding-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/padding-inline