FAQ: Selectors - Universal

This community-built FAQ covers the “Universal” exercise from the lesson “Selectors”.

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What are the different types of property that can be used? Here in the lesson we have border and color.

Hello, mine didn’t change to red after I carried out the instruction given both in the previous one and two.
and moreso I’m unable to paste anything I copied, is there any solution to that

How does * function in relation to language semantics? Does it act like a pointer or like a container with key-value sets?

In the exercise we were asked to write the code with universal selector at the beginning of the document, is the order of the selectors in the code something to be wary of ?

So does the “*” universal selector trump any specific “type selector”?
For instance: p {
border: 1px solid red;
}

  • {
    border: 5px dotted blue
    }

Will the “p” element selector run?