Solved

css reference an id with a colon

Posted on 2006-07-07
4
933 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I want to create a css rule specific to an id, but the id has a colon embeded. I can't do anything about
the colon. In the example below, aaa works as expected, but ccc:ddd is not affected by the css, the
table appears normally, not width 100%. I want the ccc:ddd to work like the aaa. How can I do this?

<html>
<head>
<style>
      table#aaa {width:100%}
      table#ccc:ddd {width:100%}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<table id="aaa" style="background-color:green;color:white"><tr><td>aaa</td></tr></table>
<br/>
<table id="bbb" style="background-color:green;color:white"><tr><td>bbb</td></tr></table>
<br/>
<table id="ccc:ddd" style="background-color:green;color:white"><tr><td>ccc:ddd</td></tr></table>
</body>
</html>
0
Comment
Question by:lfrohman
4 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
GrandSchtroumpf earned 125 total points
ID: 17057694
Interesting question...  I did not find any information about this special case.
The W3C validator (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/) sees the selector as "table#ccc"

This is the workaround, but IE6 does not support it:
     table[id="ccc:ddd"] {width:100%}

For IE, you'll need to use another workaround... like adding a class.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfu23
ID: 17061510
why can't you do anything about the colon?
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Css issue on scroll 1 38
slider is moved too far too the right...how to move back left? 4 36
jquery add something to a div 4 38
Download a website to hdd 2 51
When applying CSS to your HTML, there are many different ways to select which element(s) the CSS applies to.  Some of these selectors are more commonly known and used than others - Here are the more common ones: #X - Matches an ID of X .X - Matche…
As a result of several questions about how to use Bootstrap I thought it would be a good idea to write down the development aspect of creating a Bootstrapped website in as little time as possible. Part 1 of this article will only concentrate on g…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how add a scalable full-width header using CSS3. Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet. Set a tiled background.:  Create a new div and name it Header. Position it with position:absolute at the top…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to create navigation buttons that change on rollover, using CSS (Continuation of the CSS Image Sprite tutorial) Create a parent ID for all the list items       - Specify position: absolute and display: block…

896 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now