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

Yoko Iseki
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Yoko Iseki
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 6,668 Points

Why "Item 1" is not affected by :only-child?

I'm wondering why "Item 1" is still in white, even :only-child {color: #52bab3} comes after :first-child {color: white}...

According to the CSS override rules, I thought "Item 1" would be in teal(#52bab3) as well. Am I missing something?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Rules with higher specificity always take precedence, even over something that comes later.

Since li:first-child has both a tag name and a pseudo-class, it has a higher specificity than :only-child which is just a pseudo-class.

Yoko Iseki
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Yoko Iseki
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 6,668 Points

Higher specificity! I focused on just :first-child & :only-child, not li..I completely ignored it. I feel relieved now...thank you so much Steven!