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What does the “+” (plus sign) CSS selector mean?

The “+” sign selector is used to select the elements that are placed immediately after the specified element but not inside the particular elements.

Note: The IE8 and earlier versions </DOCTYPE> must be declared to work element + element selector.

Syntax:

element + element {
    // CSS property
} 

Example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>+ sign selector</title>
        <style>
            h2 + div {
                font-size:20px;
                font-weight:bold;
                display:inline;
                background-color: yellow;
                color:green;
            }
            h1 {
            color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>+ sign Selector</h2>
        <div>A computer science portal for geeks</div>
    </body>
</html>                    

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by “+” selector are listed below:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 7.0


This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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