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CSS CSS Foundations Selectors Basic Attribute Selectors

a [target="title"] { color: darkred; } is this wrong??

I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with my attribute selector what am I doing wrong?

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Attribute Selectors</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus sed egestas tortor, vel tincidunt dolor.
    <a href="#" title="More!">Duis ut velit faucibus</a>
        Proin orci arcu, dapibus vel faucibus in, commodo in nunc. <a href="#">Vestibulum erat dolor laoreet</a> nec cursus non, luctus ut elit. In sed congue lectus, id ullamcorper massa. <a href="#" title="More!">View more &raquo;</a>
        <input type="text" name="email">
        <input type="submit" name="submit">
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
a [target="title"] {
  color: dark red;

4 Answers

I haven't done this particular challenge but are you trying to style the link based on what's contained in the title attribute? If so, you should be using the following:

a[title~="More!"] {
    color: DarkRed;

The [attribute~=value] selector is used to select elements with an attribute value containing a specified word.

my instructions where as follows:

Create an attribute selector that will target <a> elements with a title attribute. Add a color property with the value darkred.

I didnt think I had to specify a word?

Louis, if that's the case, and you just want to select all links that have a title attribute, you can do the following:

a[title] {
    color: darkred;

but thats what I thought I had!! ahhhhhh!!! curse you Poseidon!! ... Thanks mike

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

remove the space between the element and the starting bracket and your dark red probably needs to be darkred:

a[target="title"] {
  color: darkred;

a[target="title"] { color: darkred; }

it didn't accept it

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

see mikes answer for why your target="title" is incorrect

Thanks for everyone's help, greatly appreciated!