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CSS class and cascade

 12:13 am on Mar 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm really not sure how or if this can be done!
(keep in mind I'm new at this!)

Lets say I have a class for table like this:

color: #39c
background-color: #ccc;

now what I want to do is to specify td style (background color) for that specific table.content without having to specify a new class for those td.

right now i have it set up like this:
color: #39c;
background-color: #eee;

the result is I have to specify the class="content" for evrery td (I know I'm lazy), so is there an easier way like:

color: #39c;
background-color: #eee;

I know that doesn't work, but hopefully you understand what I mean. thanks for the help.




 1:46 am on Mar 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

To get a good understanding of CSS selector combinations:

Just remove the colon between content and td. That is if you would like it to affect all td within your table called content. You could use `>` where you had your colon if you want only the first td within your table `content` to be affected.


 1:53 am on Mar 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks a million madcat. I guess I read Nick_W post too quickly!


 3:18 pm on Mar 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

You can use `>` as long as the element is exactly  
one level deep within your container. If anything is
inbetween the container tag and the element you want to
change- it will not work.

Use `+` when you want to affect the next element  
in line. For ie., the element h3.content must immediately
preceed the p...

h3.content + p { 
Style this paragraph...
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