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Selectors by category

This section contains a list of selectors available for cascading style sheets.

  • Class   Matches the class property of the specified element.

  • Equality property   Exactly matches the specified property value.

  • Existence property   Matches the property, whatever its value.

  • Hyphen property   Matches any property value that is exactly equal or, optionally, is followed by a hyphen.

  • ID   Matches the class property of the specified element.

  • Prefix property   Matches the specified prefix of a property value.

  • Substring property   Matches the specified substring of a property value.

  • Suffix property   Matches the specified suffix of a property value.

  • Type   Matches any element of the specified type.

  • Universal   Matches any element type.

  • Whitespace property   Exactly matches the specified property value in a space-delimited list of values.

  • :active   Sets the style of an A element when the link is engaged or active.

  • :first-child   Applies one or more styles to any element that is the first child of its parent.

  • :hover   Sets the style of an element when the user rests the pointer on the element.

  • :link   Sets the style of an A element when the link has not been visited recently.

  • :visited   Sets the style of an A element when the link has been visited recently.

  • :first-letter   Applies one or more styles to the first letter of the object.

  • :first-line   Applies one or more styles to the first line of the object.

  • Adjacent sibling   Specifies an adjacent sibling relationship between selector elements.

  • Child   Specifies a direct descendant relationship between selector elements.

  • Descendant   Specifies a relationship between an ancestor selector element and a descendent element (child, grandchild, great-grandchild, and so on).

  • General sibling   Specifies a general sibling relationship between selector elements.

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