CSS Introduction

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CSS Attributes

CSS Background CSS Border CSS Display CSS Float CSS Font CSS Color CSS Hover CSS Important CSS Line-height CSS Margin CSS Opacity CSS Filter CSS Images CSS Overflow CSS Padding CSS Position CSS Vertical align CSS White space CSS Width Word-wrap in CSS Box-shadow in CSS Text-transform in CSS CSS Outline CSS Visibility CSS Counters CSS Clear fix CSS Icons CSS Justify-content Text-decoration in CSS CSS Lists CSS nth selector CSS Sticky CSS Background-clip CSS Checkbox-style CSS Letter-spacing CSS Navigation bar CSS Overlay CSS Root CSS Specificity CSS Text-indent CSS Text-stroke CSS Zoom CSS Order CSS Descendent selector CSS Clip CSS calc() CSS Background-blend-mode CSS radio-button CSS Superscript and subscript CSS Text-effects CSS Text-align CSS Variables CSS Page-break-before CSS Page-break-inside CSS Page-break-after CSS Content property CSS Word-spacing CSS Animation CSS @keyframes rules CSS Pseudo-classes CSS Pseudo-elements CSS Radial-gradient CSS Translate CSS Gradients CSS z-index CSS Loaders CSS Units CSS Transition CSS Masking CSS Arrow CSS Pagination


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CSS Descendant Selector

Descendant Selector

The Descendant selector in CSS is used to match the descendant components of a particular component. The term descendant depicts nested in whatever place, inside a DOM tree. This tree can be any direct children or deeper as compared to five levels, although it will be specified as the descendant.

A descendant combinator can be specified with the use of a single space. The descendant selectors links two selectors, where the first selector determines the ancestor. Here ancestor refers to parent’s parent and parent. The second selector is selected when it has the ancestor component, i.e., similar to any first selector. The descendant combinators in CSS can be used by the descendant selectors.


selector1 selector2
/* property declaration */

Consider the below example:


<!DOCTYPE html>
div p
 background-color: lime;
 font-weight: bold;
<p> It is the first paragraph inside the div. </p>
<p> It is the second paragraph inside the div. </p>
It is the second div inside the first div.
<p> It is a paragraph inside the second div. This paragraph will also be affected. </p>
<p> It is the paragraph four. This paragraph is not affected, because it is not inside any div. </p>


CSS Descendant Selector