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Dreamweaver CS3 CSS question

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Why do you think the css layouts in CS3 use a class such as twoColFixRtHdr in the body tag?
It increases how specific the settings are, so if you want to change the color of the container div, you must specify:
.twoColFixRtHdr #container

Speculation welcome!
Here's twoColFixRtHdr.css:

@charset "utf-8";
body  {
      font: 100% Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      background: #666666;
      margin: 0; /* it's good practice to zero the margin and padding of the body element to account for differing browser defaults */
      padding: 0;
      text-align: center; /* this centers the container in IE 5* browsers. The text is then set to the left aligned default in the #container selector */
      color: #000000;
.twoColFixRtHdr #container {
      width: 780px;  /* using 20px less than a full 800px width allows for browser chrome and avoids a horizontal scroll bar */
      background: #FFFFFF;
      margin: 0 auto; /* the auto margins (in conjunction with a width) center the page */
      border: 1px solid #000000;
      text-align: left; /* this overrides the text-align: center on the body element. */
.twoColFixRtHdr #header {
      background: #DDDDDD;
      padding: 0 10px 0 20px;  /* this padding matches the left alignment of the elements in the divs that appear beneath it. If an image is used in the #header instead of text, you may want to remove the padding. */
.twoColFixRtHdr #header h1 {
      margin: 0; /* zeroing the margin of the last element in the #header div will avoid margin collapse - an unexplainable space between divs. If the div has a border around it, this is not necessary as that also avoids the margin collapse */
      padding: 10px 0; /* using padding instead of margin will allow you to keep the element away from the edges of the div */
.twoColFixRtHdr #sidebar1 {
      float: right; /* since this element is floated, a width must be given */
      width: 200px; /* the actual width of this div, in standards-compliant browsers, or standards mode in Internet Explorer will include the padding and border in addition to the width */
      background: #EBEBEB; /* the background color will be displayed for the length of the content in the column, but no further */
      padding: 15px 10px;
.twoColFixRtHdr #mainContent {
      margin: 0 250px 0 0; /* the right margin on this div element creates the column down the right side of the page - no matter how much content the sidebar1 div contains, the column space will remain. You can remove this margin if you want the #mainContent div's text to fill the #sidebar1 space when the content in #sidebar1 ends. */
      padding: 0 20px; /* remember that padding is the space inside the div box and margin is the space outside the div box */
.twoColFixRtHdr #footer {
      padding: 0 10px 0 20px; /* this padding matches the left alignment of the elements in the divs that appear above it. */
.twoColFixRtHdr #footer p {
      margin: 0; /* zeroing the margins of the first element in the footer will avoid the possibility of margin collapse - a space between divs */
      padding: 10px 0; /* padding on this element will create space, just as the the margin would have, without the margin collapse issue */
.fltrt { /* this class can be used to float an element right in your page. The floated element must precede the element it should be next to on the page. */
      float: right;
      margin-left: 8px;
.fltlft { /* this class can be used to float an element left in your page */
      float: left;
      margin-right: 8px;
.clearfloat { /* this class should be placed on a div or break element and should be the final element before the close of a container that should fully contain a float */
    font-size: 1px;
    line-height: 0px;
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