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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Basic Selectors Review

what does a descendant selectior consist of?

memorizing all of these terms is confusing, I will get all this during the course, but I'm just trying to pass this quiz. Can someone help me?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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A descendant selector is basically two (or more) combined selectors separated by a space. On the left is the selector(s) for the containing element(s), and on the right is the selector for the actual target. Examples:

header a { /* to select all the links (a) inside the header */ }
.col div p { /* paragraphs inside a div that is inside a container with class "col" */ }

It consists of AT LEAST 2 selectors that are combined, seperated by a space. for example a paragraph in a header:

          header p {
            color: red;

Result: ONLY the paragraphs in the header will have the red font color.