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    im styling text in a twitter widget so i dont have control of the markup, just the css. i was hoping to give the text within a `

    ` (that is within a div class) a background color on the text but not have the background color run across the entire paragraph element, just behind the text like a highlight . I normally would throw a span in there, but was hoping i could achieve this with just css. any ideas?


    Basically I don’t think you can target content within a ‘final’ element.

    The ‘p’, yes, but other than that, I don’t think so.

    Maybe you can target ‘whitespace’ but I’ve never heard of it being done.

    Kitty Giraudel

    You can’t do this. The regular way is to use a span. It’s meant to.

    With some pseudo-selectors like :first-line, you can partially select some of the content, but not as you wish.

    If your text is purely static, use a background image on the p element.


    What happens with you type the tag in you're tweet?
    Like if you tweeted "Today I went to the

    Kitty Giraudel



    Oh how I wish we had :nth-line(n) But we don’t, at least for now.

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