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Essentially you have a few options:

  • Rename .container in the drop down list into something more semantic like .dropdown-container. You’d need to do that inside the HTML and CSS of course.
  • Add a second class to the .container on the drop down and then adjust the CSS to include both only
  • Add another wrapper and add that wrapper to the selectors in your CSS to make it even more specific

Out of all those options (and there are probably a few more), the first one is definitely the best. You get a much more meaningful container name + it makes it easier to modify long-term.

This is solved in other languages with namespacing, and in the future we can solve it by manipulating the shadow DOM, but that might be getting ahead of ourselves :)