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Specifics on CSS Specificity

# Linked to 11 August 2008, 15:16 in by Sam Brown

The best way to explain it is to start with an example of where specificity gets confusing and perhaps doesn’t behave like you would expect. Then we’ll take a closer look at how to calculate the actual specificity value to determine which selector takes precedence.

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Sam Brown

Sam Brown is a freelance interface designer and web standards developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sam's work can be seen at Massive Blue, blogs at Sam Brown and is on Twitter at @sambrown.