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I am trying to modify a web page which references an external CSS style sheet.

I am trying to change the color and located the classes that seem to be refrencing the css.

However, I dont under this this.  Are these links, active etc using the parameters from the visited section or some other place in the CSS


body.LeftMenu08 .sectionentity08 a,
body.LeftMenu08 .sectionentity08 a:link,
body.LeftMenu08 .sectionentity08 a:active,
body.LeftMenu08 .sectionentity08 a:visited
{
      display:block;
      padding:3px 10px 3px 15px;       
      color:#666;
      background:#fff1c4;
      width:100%;
      text-decoration:none;
}
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they are links or anchor tags, the reference is the link relevant to other classes within the css

the style wouldn't apply to all links on the page only links that feel within the hierarchy body.LeftMenu08 .sectionentity08 a
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Commented:
I agree, I would name the styles a little better.  These look like they were from a theme or automated html creator.  

Better to have a style that is global like below

 a:link
{
      display:block;
      padding:3px 10px 3px 15px;       
      color:black;
      background:#fff1c4;
      width:100%;
      text-decoration:none;
}
 a:hover
{
      color:red;
}
 a:visited
{
      color:blue;
}

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Then for something special, create some unique styles
.special a:link
{
      display:block;
      padding:3px 10px 3px 15px;       
      color:red;
      background:#fff1c4;
      width:100%;
      text-decoration:none;
}
.special a:hover
{
      color:blue;
}
 .special a:visited
{
      color:green;
}

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Commented:
Thanks for your replies.  I agree the format is confusing.  There is one style sheet for each theme for the entire site.  I was having trouble following it, but your comments helped me sort it out.

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