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How to stop a style being overridden by another style

alex_wareing asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I know this problem has to do with the order of selection but i'm not quite sure what the rigt way to do this is. Here is my HTML:
<p class="paging"><a href="#">&laquo;</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">1</a>&nbsp;<a href="#" id="pagingSelected">2</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">3</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">4</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">5</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">6</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">7</a>&nbsp;<a href="#">&raquo;</a></p>

And my CSS:
.paging a {
      border:1px solid #CCCCCC;
      padding:1px 5px 1px 5px;
.paging a:hover {
      border:1px solid #000000;
.pagingSelected {

The problem i'm having is getting the .pagingSelected style to work. What am i doing wrong. I tried selecting using the following:
.paging .pagingSelected
.paging a.pagingSelected

None seemed to work, where am i going wrong?
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Expert of the Year 2004
Top Expert 2004

why id.....you should use class instead of that....liek this;

<a href="#" class="pagingSelected">2


Ok that was a bit of a basic error! I have changed it to class but this still doesn't let me change things like border or text color.
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Use id:

#pagingSelected {
                  border:2px solid #000;

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