box-decoration-break helps to define how elements should be rendered across lines
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Previously, I needed to style link elements in a pretty or fancy way.
Unfortunately, visual effects were often trickier to implement than expected because links can be broken across several lines. This line break then messed up the styling.
border-radius were only applied to an element's beginning and end. And this behavior is not always what you want if your element spans across several lines.
Today I learned that
box-decoration-break defines how elements are rendered across pages, columns, and lines. It accepts two values:
clone (the default value) and
clone leads to "cut off" styles. In contrast,
slice changes the rendering so every element fragment (an element spread across two lines includes two fragments) is rendered independently. Styles like
padding are applied several times to all the element fragments. 🎉
box-decoration-break doesn't work for all CSS properties, though. The following properties are rendered independently:
What the browser support?
It's pretty green, so
box-decoration-break is a welcome help when dealing with fancy styles across lines and columns. 🎉