The column-rule-style CSS property lets you set the style of the rule drawn between columns in multi-column layouts.

Initial valuenone
Applies tomulticol elements
Computed valueas specified
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


column-rule-style: none;
column-rule-style: hidden;
column-rule-style: dotted;
column-rule-style: dashed;
column-rule-style: solid;
column-rule-style: double;
column-rule-style: groove;
column-rule-style: ridge;
column-rule-style: inset;
column-rule-style: outset;

/* Global values */
column-rule-style: inherit;
column-rule-style: initial;
column-rule-style: unset;


Is a keyword defined by border-style describing the style of the rule. The styling must be interpreted as in the collapsing border model.

Formal syntax


<br-style> = none | hidden | dotted | dashed | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset


#header {
  -moz-column-count: 3;
  -moz-column-gap: 40px;
  -moz-column-rule-style: solid;
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Specification Status Comment
CSS Multi-column Layout Module
The definition of 'column-rule-style' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)-webkit 3.5 (1.9.1)-moz 10 11.10 3.0 (522)-webkit
Unprefixed 50.0        
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? ? (Yes) ? ? ? ?
Unprefixed No support 50.0         50.0

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