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CSS

Modure Rares
PLUS
Modure Rares
Courses Plus Student 9,041 Points

How can I spread the width of a link to all the <li></li> container ?

I want to add <a> in a <li> to make a navigation menu and I want the link to be accessed even if the user presses somewhere inside the <li> item but not on the link. What CSS code should I use ????

Savannah Lynn
Savannah Lynn
13,662 Points

Hi Modure,

Do you have any padding applied to the inside of your li elements?

2 Answers

Since an li element is a block element by default, you could make the anchor tag a block element too and it would take up the full width (minus any padding on the li):

li a {
  display: block;
}
Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez
9,746 Points

Try placing the li element inside of the anchor tags.

Only li tags are allowed as direct children of a ul or ol element, for it to be valid HTML. Therefore the anchor/a tag should go within the li.