CSS element>element Selector


Example

Select and style every <p> element where the parent is a <div> element:

div > p {
    background-color: yellow;
}

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Definition and Usage

The element>element selector is used to select elements with a specific parent.

Note: Elements that are not directly a child of the specified parent, are not selected.

Version: CSS2

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specifies the first browser version that fully supports the selector.

Selector
element>element Yes 7.0 Yes Yes Yes

Note: For element>element to work in IE8 and earlier, a <!DOCTYPE> must be declared.


CSS Syntax

element > element {
    css declarations;
} Demo




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