Explaining the background clip
background-clip property is used to define the area to which the element's background extends:
border: 5px dotted black;
Note: this property is neither inheritable nor animatable.
Syntax for the background-clip
The syntax for the CSS
background-clip property is simple:
You can define one out of four possible property values which we explain in the next section.
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Each element in CSS has three areas which can also be called boxes:
- the content box holds the actual content of the element (e.g., text or images).
- the padding box holds the content box plus its padding.
- the border box holds the padding box (with the content box inside) plus its border.
background-clip property values are set according to these boxes as well:
|Makes CSS background clip to the border box (the default value)
|Makes CSS background clip to the padding box
|Makes CSS background clip to the content box
|Makes CSS background clip to the text only (an experimental value)