Sunday, April 14

Tag: Pseudo Selector

CSS Tricks

One Invalid Pseudo Selector Equals an Entire Ignored Selector

Perhaps you know this one: if any part of a selector is invalid, it invalidates the whole selector. For example: div, span::butt { background: red; } Even though div is a perfectly valid selector, span:butt is not, thus the entire selector is invalidated — neither divs nor span::butt elements on the page will have a red background.   Normally that's not a terribly huge problem. It may even be even useful, depending on the situation. But there are plenty of situations where it has kind of been a pain in the, uh, <code>:butt. Here's a classic: ::selection { background: lightblue; } For a long time, Firefox didn't understand that selector, and required a vendor prefix (::-moz-selection) to get the same effect. (This is no longer the case in Firefox 62+, but you...