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  • # November 20, 2009 at 6:49 am

    why we called cascading style sheets? what is the meaning of cascading


    # November 20, 2009 at 7:46 am
    what is the meaning of cascading

    From Merriam-Websters online dictionary:

    Main Entry: 1cas·cade
    Pronunciation: (?)kas-?k?d
    Function: noun
    Etymology: French, from Italian cascata, from cascare to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicare, from Latin casus fall
    Date: 1641

    1 : a steep usually small fall of water; especially : one of a series
    2 a : something arranged or occurring in a series or in a succession of stages so that each stage derives from or acts upon the product of the preceding <blood clotting involves a biochemical cascade> b : a fall of material (as lace) that hangs in a zigzag line
    3 : something falling or rushing forth in quantity <a cascade of sound> <a cascade of events>

    Main Entry: 2cascade
    Function: verb
    Inflected Form(s): cas·cad·ed; cas·cad·ing
    Date: 1702

    intransitive verb : to fall, pour, or rush in or as if in a cascadetransitive verb 1 : to cause to fall like a cascade
    2 : to connect in a cascade arrangement

    why we called cascading style sheets?

    Because the rules set in the stylesheet cascade down through the elements.

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