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The value is inherited from the parent element. See Chapter 10, "CSS2: A Look Ahead", for more details.

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First, in addition to the existing selector mechanisms like contextual selectors, we have several new selector symbols that will make it a lot easier to construct very specific, very sophisticated selections -- without having to resort to sprinkling classes or IDs throughout the whole document.

The most powerful of the new selectors is the universal selector. This is specified using an asterisk

Just in case you're unfamiliar with the concept of a"bullet," it's the little decoration to the side ofa list item, as depicted in Figure 7-79.

Figure 7-79

Figure 7-79. Bullets

In an unordered list, these will be little symbols, but in an orderedlist, the bullet could be a letter or number.