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Steven Barrett
Steven Barrett
1,382 Points

Why not place the targeted element inside the brackets?

For example why would this video use something like

header p { color: yellow; }

Rather than

header {

p { color: yellow; }


Surely the latter does the same thing? And allows for multiple elements to be targeted without keep declaring header everytime?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

You can't nest rules in ordinary CSS, it is a syntax error and causes the entire rule to be ignored. It could certainly be handy, and is in fact implemented in popular pre-processors (like SCSS and Sass).

But for normal CSS, both tags are necessary to create a descendant selector.