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CSS CSS Selectors Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes :only-child and :empty

Stephen Drake
Stephen Drake
784 Points

:only child confused

I don't understand why it didn't add font size and color when we targeted <span> element which was the only child of ul. I only added a checkmark

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,096 Points

If you're following the video, the <span> is not a child of the <ul>, but it is the only child of the <li>. So the CSS rule should apply to it. If you accidentally made the <span> a child of the <ul>, it would then be a sibling of all the <li>'s, and so the rule would not apply to it. But that's also not proper HTML syntax, since a <ul> should only have <li>'s as direct children.

If you're having a different experience, take a look at this video about making a snapshot of your workspace and sharing the link to it so we can check it out.