CSS padding-inline Property

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div {
  writing-mode: vertical-rl;
  padding-inline: 20px 40px;
  border: 4px solid #1A73E8;


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The padding-inline CSS 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.

The padding-inline property is a shorthand for:

Default value:0
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

padding-inline: length|percentage|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property:

Value Description
length Default value is 0. Specifies the padding inline in px, pt, cm, etc.
%(percentage) Specifies the padding inline in percent of the width of the containing element.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  padding-inline: 0;
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