Name

border-color — NN 4 IE 4 CSS 1

Synopsis

Inherited: No

A shortcut attribute that lets you set multiple border edges to the same or different colors. Navigator 4 allows only a single value, which applies to all four edges. For Internet Explorer (and the CSS specification), you may supply one to four space-delimited color values. The number of values determines which sides receive the assigned colors.

CSS Syntax

border-color: color {1,4}

JavaScript Equivalent

borderColor

Value

For Navigator, one color value only.

In Internet Explorer, this attribute accepts one, two, three, or four color values, depending on how many and which borders you want to set with specific colors. Value quantities and positions are interpreted as follows:

Number of Values

Effect

1

All four borders set to value

2

Top and bottom borders set to the first value, right and left borders set to the second value

3

Top border set to first value, right and left borders set to second value, bottom border set to third value

4

Top, right, bottom, and left borders set, respectively

Initial Value

The element’s color property.

Example

H2 {border-color: red blue red}
DIV {border-color: red rgb(0,0,255) red}

Applies To

All elements (CSS and NN); block and replaced elements (IE).

Object Model Reference

IE

[window.]document.all.elementID.style.borderColor

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