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Chapter 9. Style Sheets > Tips for Style Sheet Users

Tips for Style Sheet Users

Even though style sheets are relatively new, Web authors are already coming up with some good general rules for implementing them. The next few sections share some of these helpful hints.

Harnessing Inheritance

Inheritance refers to the fact that HTML documents are essentially set up as hierarchies, and styles applied at one level of the hierarchy necessarily apply to all subordinate levels as well. Therefore, if you assign style information inside of a <UL> tag, the information also applies to all the items in the unordered list because the <LI> tags are subordinate to the <UL> tag.


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