Why does my text disappear?

Here's my CSS:

.box
{
    width: 600px;
    height: auto;
	max-height:700px;
    background: #FFF;
    margin:auto;
    left: 50%;
    top: 50%;
    z-index: 150;
    display: none;
	position:fixed;
	margin-top: -300px; 
	margin-left: -300px;
	text-align:left;
	padding-bottom:35px;
	font-size:10pt;
	overflow:auto;
	border-radius:10px;
}

.box .tooltip 
{
    font-weight:bold;
}

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Here's my html:

<div class="box">
<table>
<tr>
<td><div class="tooltip">hello</div></td>
</tr>
</table>

What you see renders like this:

not working
You'll notice under "Hinge Direction" there's a blank space just above the pulldown menu.

Now, look at what happens when I change the div from "div class="tooltip"> to <div style="font-weight:bold;">

does work
Now you see the text.

I think I'm making a mistake somehow in my CSS hierarchy, perhaps? I don't know. What am I missing?

Thanks!
brucegustPHP DeveloperAsked:
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RoonaanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Please debug this by right-clicking (depending on your platform) and pressing "inspect element". Then see which CSS rules are in effect that might hide your element.

As mentioned by other experts, most likely there is code in play that is not part of the example code you have shown.

Then a personal side note. What is going on with the capitalization in your labels? Using capitals for every word is intentional?

Best,

-r-
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
It's hard to say without seeing your full code, but your example will not show anything because your box class has  display: none;. That means anything in the box class will not show up.
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Kim WalkerConnect With a Mentor Web Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
You've only given us half the picture. Somewhere you have a div with a class name of tootip. You have CSS that assigns the font-weight for the contents of any element with a class name of tootip that is a descendant of any element with a class name of box. And the ancestor element with the class name of box has several style properties which includes display: none;.

So based on the CSS definitions, a div with a class name of tootip which is a descendant of any element with a class name of box would be the descendant of a hidden element and therefore hidden as well. But its hidden content would be bold.

Is the div in question the descendant of an element with the class name of box and which content in the screen capture represents the content of this div? Is it the word "hello"?
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Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
I agree with Scott and KIm... give us link to the page instead of screenshots so we can help...
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brucegustPHP DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I was able to figure it out, gentlemen. Thanks for your help!
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