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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Help challenge task 1 out of 3

I have been trying to add this descendant selector to the header and it's not allowing me to what am I doing wrong? any help would be greatly appreciated

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
    header span {
    font-size: 26px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      Lake Tahoe is one of the most <span>breathtaking attractions</span> located in California. It's home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's reputation.
    <a href="#">Find out more</a>
    <div class="main-content">
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        As spawning season approaches, the fish acquire a humpback and protuberant jaw. After spawning, they die and their carcasses provide a feast for gatherings of mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

Even though they are allowed by CSS syntax, the challenge validator apparently doesn't like the spaces before the selector.

You might want to report this as a bug to the Support folks.

grant Mitchell
grant Mitchell
6,919 Points

header span{ font-size: 26px; } works for me?

Valentina Vitale
Valentina Vitale
3,081 Points

Mine works fine for me too :)

header span { font-size: 26px; }

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

As I said, it works if you don't have spaces in front of the selector.