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It refers to direct children of certain elements only. Example:

  • Option 1

  • Option 2

  • Option 3

    • Option 4

    • Option 5

  • Option 6

The selector .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 .slides.

Without the greater than-sign, all 6 LI’s would be targeted, of course.

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