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Why do you overwrite h1 as a descendant selector of header?
Why would you apply styling for the
h1 two times? Isn't that DRY example? I mean could you just apply new
font-size and other properties in
h1 selector instead of duplicating it under
header h1 selector?
Steve Gallant14,943 Points
Hi Djordje, In this example, he is actually styling two different elements - the h1 elements specifically in the header section of the page, and then all the rest of the h1 elements on the page. They require different settings based on his design needs.
hope this helps! Steve
Zack Jackson30,220 Points
Sometimes you might want certain attributes to apply specifically to a certain h1, but you may also want general styles to apply to all of the h1 elements. For instance, you may want different colored headers on the same web page, but the font-size to stay the same for all of them.