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In the case of a CSS styling conflict, does <link> or @import take precedence?

Let's say that I'm using an external stylesheet, but I've also imported another stylesheet. If there were conflicts in the code (let's say <link> has h1 {color: red;} while @import has h1 {color: blue;}), which stylesheet has more specificity? Which color would show up?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Since both rules are based on a tag name, they have the same specificity. So CSS rules are then applied in the order they are found. That means whichever one comes last will determine the color shown.