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01-21-2004, 10:15 PM
So I get this error when trying to validate:
Line 56, column 128: ID "mgrey" already defined (explain...).
I'm using this ID within a DIV multiple times. What am I supposed to do? Create mgrey1, mgrey2, etc. that are all the same? The whole point of the CSS is to make changes in only one spot.
Am I missing something?
01-21-2004, 10:18 PM
Id is a way to identify a single element. No more than one element may have the same id. If you want to use CSS to style many elements, use class instead.
01-21-2004, 10:24 PM
Doh! Thank you. :)
You can use SPAN tags with a class reference correct?
01-21-2004, 10:51 PM
Hmm .. I have this:
<li class="dgrey">2004 Schedule<br /> <span id="lgrey">is</span> <span id="mgrey">Posted Here</span></li>
While this is a bit messy, if I change the <span id="lgrey"> to <span class="lgrey">, it doesn't work.
Any idea why?
01-21-2004, 11:24 PM
The CSS syntax for simple selectors goes something like this:
Thus, you should use elm.class instead of elm#id if you want to address an element with a certain class.
01-21-2004, 11:55 PM
so just change this:
01-22-2004, 03:34 PM
Thanks OG ...
So again, how would you define the difference between the use of "#" vs. "."?
01-22-2004, 04:54 PM
Hmm, maybe that would be best explaind this way: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/CR-css3-selectors-20011113/#selectors>
01-22-2004, 06:45 PM
You use # when you're referring to ID's, and you use . when you're referring to classes.
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