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2.6. Inheritance

Viewing a document as a tree is very important for one other reason: a key feature of CSS is inheritance, which relies on the ancestor-descendant relationship to operate. Inheritance is simply the mechanism by which styles are applied not only to a specified element, but also to its descendants. If a color is applied to an H1 element, for example, then that color is applied to all text in the H1, even the text enclosed within child elements of that H1:

H1 {color: gray;}

<H1>Meerkat <EM>Central</EM></H1>


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