Universal selector

Expression Studio 4.0

Matches any element type.

Syntax

* { sRules }

Possible values

sRules

String that specifies one or more cascading style sheet property/value pairs.

Remarks

The universal selector matches every element in the document tree. If the universal selector is not the only component of a simple selector, the "*" may be omitted. For example:

  • *.myclass and .myclass are equivalent.

  • *#myid and #myid are equivalent.

  • *:hover and :hover are equivalent.

Example

The following style rule draws a thin orange border around every element on the page:

<style>
    * {border: 1px solid orange;}
</style>

Standards information

This selector is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 2 (CSS2) Ee341473.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

See also

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