The orphans property refers to the minimum number of lines in a block container that must be left at the bottom of the page. This property is normally used to control how page breaks occur.

  • Initial value2
  • Applies toBlock level elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual, Paged
  • Computed valueAs specified
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: <integer>

orphans: 4;
  • <integer>Only positive values are allowed.
   {orphans: 3;

Last updated on 8th April 2014 By Rene Spronk

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