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descentant selector?

peter tong
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Joined: Mar 15, 2008
Posts: 240
I want to confirm, if I write

it means apply the style to th, td element inside the table with class attribute equal to .detailTable, but EXCLUDE the table itself?
also, is the css type called descendent selector?

the complete html and css is as follow:
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
You are not correct

.detailTable th <-- match any th inside of an element that has a class detailTable
td <-- match ANY td on the page.

adding the comma is like doing

Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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