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css alternate bgcolor li

Posted on 2007-03-28
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Hi all at EE,

I have a wysiwyg editor in a database backend that allows updating of text for the front end of my website.
My question is, is it possible for css, on the front end,  to automatically change the background color of any li to a certain color, and then have the next li another.. and repeat..
So in a sense alternating bgcolor for each li inside of a ul. I know how to do this in php for example but wondering if possible with css from what a user has entered into the database field which is displayed.

Can someone help me with this?
Thanks
Pauliostro
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no, with plain CSS you cannot determine alternate elements in a html document.

you will either need to mark the alternating elements with a class when / before saving into the database

OR

using a javascript, when the document loads, traverse the DOM and pick out the alternate lists and alter their style attributes.
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Thanks, i'll research your options.
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