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What CSS to use for nested ID Selectors on two different pages?

I'm working with the Able Commerce shopping cart. Two different pages both contain the same product list section as shown below. I want two different styles for the ProductList divs on each page. For example, I want #HomePage + #ProductList to be a yellow background while #CategoryPage + #ProductList to be a red background.

I tried using #HomePage + #ProductList and #HomePage > #ProductList styles but that didn't work. Is this possible?

<!-- Home Page -->
<div id="HomePage">
  <div id="ProductList">
  </div>
</div>
 
<!-- Category Page -->
<div id="CategoryPage">
  <div id="ProductList">
  </div>
</div>

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alien109Commented:
To select them independently of each other you should be able to use the following selectors

#HomePage #ProductList {
    <!-- style attributes -->
}

#CategoryPage #ProductList {
    <!-- style attributes -->
}
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ddayx10Commented:
If I understand what you want the CSS would be:

#HomePage #ProductList{background:#CCCCCC;}
#CategoryPage  #ProductList{background:#FFFCCC;}

Just an example.

dday
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ZekeLAAuthor Commented:
Are you sure or have a working example to demonstrate? I tried that and it doesn't work. The joint id selectors don't apply.
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alien109Commented:
ZekeLA,

You may find this useful in the future on selectors and browser support
http://www.quirksmode.org/css/contents.html
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ZekeLAAuthor Commented:
I should clarify my html. The nesting is actually several levels. For example, I really have:

<div id="HomePage">
 <div id="abc">
   <div id="def"
      etc.
     <div id="ProductList"
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alien109Commented:
As long as ProductList is an ancestor of HomePage and CategoryPage, it should work.

Try the attached code. Works fine for me in FF3, IE7, and IE6. FYI - Never use duplicate ID's, I only did for the purpose of the example. :)
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us" />
 
<style type="text/css">
 
#HomePage #ProductList {
    background-color:#f00;
}
 
#CategoryPage #ProductList {
    background-color:#00f;
}
 
</style>
 
</head>
<body>
 
<!-- Home Page -->
<div id="HomePage">
	<div id="ProductList">CONTENT</div>
</div>
 
<!-- Category Page -->
<div id="CategoryPage">
	<div id="ProductList">CONTENT</div>
</div>
 
 
</body>
 
</html>

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ZekeLAAuthor Commented:
I was mistaken about the element ids so my problem is actually with the underlying code, not the css. I tested your solutions and it definitely works. My bad. By the way, my issue is with two different pages, not the same page so I wouldn't be using duplicate ids. Thanks.
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alien109Commented:
Glad you got things sorted. And I assumed you didn't have duplicate IDs, just wanted to clarify that I was only doing it for purposes of demonstration.

Cheers.
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