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Hi -

I've got a group of div IDs that conform to a specific naming convention.  Like, for instance, there's...

id="hello-1"
id="hello-2"
id="hello-3"
etc etc.

How do I declare a style so that anything beginning with "hello-" receives a certain style?  I was reading about asterisks - like "hello-* { }" - but that doesn't seem to be working.

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Question by:erzoolander
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by:LZ1
ID: 36513346
Why couldn't you use multiple classes instead? The only difference is CSS elements can't start with a number.
<div class="hello one">Styled </div>
<div class="hello two">Styled </div>
<div class="hello three">Styled </div>

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by:erzoolander
ID: 36513579
Because the HTML is being generated by our CMS system - and the CMS system is outputting the HTML in this type of form...

<div id="hello-1">Text</div>
<div id="hello-2">Text</div>
and so on - potentially ad-infinitum.

I figured it'd be easier to just come up with a general CSS rule that applied to anything that began with "hello-*" than it would be to re-write the CMS system
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by:LZ1
ID: 36513823
I see.  The asterisk doesn't work like that unfortunately. So you have no way to control the output of the CMS?  
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by:erzoolander
ID: 36514025
If need be, yeah.  Was kinda hoping there was a quicker CSS rule I could take advantage of though.  Altering the output of the CMS was my second choice.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 36514125
If the CSS is the same, you can put multiple id's on the same line.
#hello-1, #hello-2, #hello-3 {
color: black;
}

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by:erzoolander
ID: 36514537
The problem is that the "1",  "2", "3", etc are variable...and unpredictable.  Therefore I won't know ahead of time what they will be.  I just used that as an illustrative example.

It's more fair to say...

"hello-x" - with x being an indeterminate.  It may be anything. That's why I was hoping for a wildcard option.

I guess there is none?
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by:LZ1
ID: 36514569
I wonder if we may be able to do something like that with jquery.  Can you use Javascript/Jquery?
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erzoolander earned 0 total points
ID: 36514600
Actually I found something when I was searching around in a random place.  This appears to work - although I haven't tested it in IE yet.

div[id*="hello-"] {
    color:red;
}
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by:LZ1
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And it's valid too! I didn't think that would work honestly, especially in IE.  Let us know.
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by:erzoolander
ID: 36514627
Yep!  Works in IE 7, 8 and 9.

Woohoo!
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by:LZ1
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Awesome!  Well, I learned something today too!
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by:erzoolander
ID: 36514640
:)

Thanks for the help!
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by:erzoolander
ID: 36534808
Ended up finding the solution some other obscure place - but glad to add it to the knowledge base.

I suppose the appropriate title/tag should have been CSS Wildcard.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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We would like to know where you found that.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Cool, thanks.
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by:Prafulla Maharjan
ID: 36515485
You create in css as

.hello_1{}
.hello_2{}
.hello_3{}

this is class, You can call any number of times.
 but  when u create
#hello_1{}

this is Id, you can call only one time , so that it will be a problem

After creating the  class

just you call in Div


<div class="hello_1"></div>


Please try this
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