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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Fundamental Concepts Fundamental Concepts Review

Ashleigh Irwin
Ashleigh Irwin
3,180 Points

I found a bug in the CSS specificity quiz.

I found a bug, the question asked for the highest specificity, and I chose the answer with the highest specificity. But the quiz tells me I got the question wrong even though in the explanation it states that I chose the answer with the highest specificity.

Needs corrected.

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

https://teamtreehouse.com/support has the following quote: "Report a bug: Shoot us an email at help@teamtreehouse.com with a link and a screenshot. If this bug hasn’t been reported before, we’ll award you a special Exterminator badge as a thank you!"

1 Answer

Tanja Schmidt
Tanja Schmidt
11,798 Points

Got curious and tried your quiz - it worked just fine. The answer with the highest specificity is:

<p style='color:red;'>

That is because it is written directly into this specific html tag and thus it is applied definitely only to this one (=> this is inline style!).

I also tried choosing both of the wrong answers and I think I know what you mean now. You are referring to this message: "Bummer! Inline styles are at the lowest level of the cascade so they have the highest specificity." => This is not saying that you have already picked inline style - it is saying instead that you should have picked inline style to get the answer right. The lowest level of the cascade overwrites all previous levels.