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CSS border-collapse Property


Example

Set the collapsing borders model for two tables:

#table1 {
  border-collapse: separate;
}

#table2 {
  border-collapse: collapse;
}
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The border-collapse property sets whether table borders should collapse into a single border or be separated 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.

Property
border-collapse 1.0 5.0 1.0 1.2 4.0


CSS Syntax

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

Property Values

Value Description Play it
separate Borders are separated; each cell will display its own borders. This is default. Play it »
collapse Borders are collapsed into a single border when possible (border-spacing and empty-cells properties have no effect) 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

More Examples

Example

When using "border-collapse: separate", the border-spacing property can be used to set the space between the cells:

#table1 {
  border-collapse: separate;
  border-spacing: 10px;
}
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Example

When using "border-collapse: collapse", the cell that appears first in the code will "win":

table, td, th {
  border: 3px solid red;
}

#table1 {
  border-collapse: collapse;
  border-color: blue;
}
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Table

HTML DOM reference: borderCollapse property