CSS border-collapse Property


Set the collapsing borders model for a table:

table {
    border-collapse: collapse;

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Definition and Usage

The border-collapse property sets whether the table borders are collapsed into a single border or detached as in standard HTML.

Default value: separate
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.borderCollapse="collapse" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

border-collapse 1.0 5.0 1.0 1.2 4.0

Note: If a !DOCTYPE is not specified, the border-collapse property can produce unexpected results.

CSS Syntax

border-collapse: separate|collapse|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
separate Borders are detached (border-spacing and empty-cells properties will not be ignored). This is default Play it »
collapse Borders are collapsed into a single border when possible (border-spacing and empty-cells properties will be ignored) Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Table

HTML DOM reference: borderCollapse property




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