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    I was wondering why in some cases just the #id is used, but in some other cases tag#id is used. It makes sense to me for classes since you can have multiple classes in a page, but not for ids. It’s probably a beginner’s question, but that’s what I am. :D

    To take it further, sometimes I see things like this:
    body#pagewrap ul#nav a

    Why not start that from the li or ul if needed?

    These things are still kinda confusing for me, but I’m getting there in my CSS journey.



    Ok, that makes total sense. It’s all about the specificity. I think it was just throwing me off sometimes seeing declarations with a bunch of tags, and looking over their whole document they didn’t need to go that far. Maybe they’re being specific for future changes, who knows.

    Thanks for the clarification. :thumbsup:

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