It refers to direct children of certain elements only. Example:
- Option 1
- Option 2
- Option 3
- Option 4
- Option 5
- Option 6
.flexslider .slides > li will only target the LI’s that are DIRECT descentdants of
.slides, hence the ones with option 1, 2, 3 and 6. The other 2 LI’s (the ones with option 4 and 5) are descendants of a UL within an LI, so not direct LI’s of
Without the greater than-sign, all 6 LI’s would be targeted, of course.
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