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border-collapse property

Indicates whether the row and cell borders of a table are joined in a single border or detached as in standard HTML.

CSS 2.1, Section 17.6

 

Syntax

border-collapse: collapse | separate | inherit

Property values

separate

Initial value. Borders are detached (standard HTML).

collapse

Borders are collapsed, where adjacent, into a single border.

inherit

The property takes the same specified value as the property for the element's parent.

CSS information

Applies Totable and inline-table elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedtrue
Initial Valueseparate

Standards information

Examples

This example demonstrates how to use the border-collapse CSS property and the borderCollapse scripting property to manipulate the border on a table.

Code example: http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/refs/borderCollapse.htm


<table id="oID_1" style="border-collapse: collapse">
  <tr>
    <td>EST</td>
    <td>9:00 a.m.</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>CST</td>
    <td>8:00 a.m.</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>PST</td>
    <td>6:00 a.m.</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<p>
  <input type="button" onclick="oID_1.style.borderCollapse='separate'" value="separate">
  <input type="button" onclick="oID_1.style.borderCollapse='collapse'" value="collapse">

See also

CSSStyleDeclaration
currentStyle
runtimeStyle
style
border

 

 

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