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    So I have a simple idea and am surprised it doesn’t work, but maybe I’m doing it wrong. I have a work around, but seems to me like it should work.

    Basically I have an li with a class of removed. I apply a text-decoration: line-through to that element. The li has a em as well and that I’d like to not have a line through so I set it to text-decoration: none.

    .removed {
      list-style-type: square;
      text-decoration: line-through;
      color: red;
    em {
      text-decoration: none;
      color: #999;
    <li class="removed">Item <em>(other info)</em></li>



    Here you go broski. The secret isn’t targeting the (other info), it was targeting the rest of the text.

    I used em’s still for consistency with your answer, but you can use spans if you want (probably should)


    check this out.. aquestion on Stackoverflow

    refer to the answer marked as correct… it has everything about how text-decoration works….


    This is the technique I was trying to avoid. Just for simplification. Seemed like it should have worked, but was curious if anyone really knew why.

    Thanks for your help and time!


    So it’s a spec thing. Good to know. I forget to check that out when encountering things like this with css. Appreciate the link. Thanks.

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