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Re: [css-d] Psuedo class inheritance/IE6 bug(?)

Sent by Eric A. Meyer on 24 January 2002 23:11

At 19:26 -0500 1/24/02, Chris Casciano wrote:

>Instead of the expected result - the first letter of the paragraph being
>blue, 40px & Georgia - I ended up with a 40px black Arial first letter. A
>built example can be found here:
>Any thoughts on the matter? Does anyone out there think this is anything
>more then a bug in IE6?

    It seems like a bug in IE6, but I'm not entirely certain yet-- 
could you send me a snapshot of the behavior offlist?  Porter's 
corrective e-mail is correct; the '*' rule does NOT apply to the 
pseudo-element because only element can be selected.  Note I don't 
say "styled," I say "selected."  For example, the selector 
'p#test:first-line' selects a paragraph element with an 'id' of 
'test', and then causes only its first line to be styled.  But it's 
the element that is selected.
    I loaded up your test page in NS6.2.1 and discovered very little 
styling.  Is your server set to hand over .css files as text/css or 
text/plain?  It makes a difference when the page is in "strict" mode, 
as yours probably is thanks to its XHTML DOCTYPE.

Eric A. Meyer (, List Mom
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
   -- Martina Kosloff
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