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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Getting Started with Sass Advanced Nesting

Camilla Ponte
Camilla Ponte
375 Points

how to add a nested selector for children tags

I can't figure out what I am doing wrong .. sorry, I am an absolute beginner

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Sass Basics - Code Challenge</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="page-style.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
</head>
<body>
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    <div class="content">
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      </p>
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    <div class="content">
      <p>
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    <p>
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  </div>
</body>
</html>
style.scss
/* Write your SCSS code below. */
p {
 > a {
 color: blue
 }
a{
color: red
}
}

1 Answer

andren
andren
28,552 Points

The problem is the order of the rules. With the way your code is written you first say that a elements directly below p should be blue, but then you specify that all elements below p should be red. Since those rules contradict each other and they have the same specificity the rule define last in the file wins out.

If you simply change the order like this:

/* Write your SCSS code below. */
p {
    a{
        color: red;
    }
    > a {
        color: blue;
    }
}

Then the direct descendant rule will be the one who wins which results in the code working as intended.

I also added semicolons to your code, while it's not actually mandatory in this instance since you only specify one property per rule it's still a good habit to get into to always include it.