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FAQ: Your First Sass Stylesheet - Nesting Selectors

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I’m wondering if this is an error in this lesson. In the instructions, two code blocks are shown, one in Sass and one in CSS. The latter is supposed to be a “translation” of the former, but I think it’s missing something.

First, this block is shown:

.parent {
  color: blue;
  .child {
    font-size: 12px;
  }
}

Then the instructions say “The above SCSS would compile to the following, equivalent CSS:” and the following block is shown:

.parent {
  color: blue;
}

.parent .child {
    font-size: 12px;
}

But shouldn’t the second block actually look like this?:

.parent {
  color: blue;
}

.parent .child {
    **color: blue;**
    font-size: 12px;
}

No, because you are using .parent . child not only a .child. This what you wrote, you can use when you have .child only (without .parent) and then you have:

.parent {
color: blue;
}

.child {
color: blue;
font-size: 12px;
}

In .parent .child
the .child inherits from the .parent,
so instructions from CodeCademy are correct.

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There are some bugs in this course, i follow the instructions but it’s still wrong, when i ask the solution, the solution is identical than my response. Anyone know why ?

That sounds like a bug… you may just want to report it and move on.

oh ok, i already reported it, thanks you steven for your help (and your personal webpage is nice:grin:)

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Awesome! That happens to me a fair bit too…

And yes, my personal website is muy bonita

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