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Janina Alvarez
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Janina Alvarez
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"Eat" Animation -- Why is the animation being applied to the "monster" class?

From what I understand, #eat:target should be applying the animation/:target styling to the link element whose id is "eat". Instead, the animation is getting applied to the "monster" div. Why is that the case?

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Janina Alvarez
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Janina Alvarez
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Hey Travis Alstrand , my bad , I thought I asked this question from the lesson directly 😅

It's from the :target and :root element lesson in CSS Selectors course: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/css-selectors/root-and-target

This is the codepen I'm referring to: https://codepen.io/Guilh/pen/QwvxOp

Travis Alstrand
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Travis Alstrand
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Well you are correct, it is being applied to the div with the class of monster, but this is actually the same div that holds the id of eat.

And as Guil says at 3:03 of the video you shared, when clicking a link, if an element's id matches the href of the link, it will take on the styles defined in the :target selector rule.

I hope this helps clear things up! :smiley:

<div id="eat" class="monster"></div>

<a href="#eat">Eat</a>
<a href="#">Stop Eating</a>
Janina Alvarez
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Janina Alvarez
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Ahhh that makes sense, thank you!! I got confused because I automatically associated the '#eat' in the CSS with #eat (the href attribute value for the link) in the HTML--- even though # in CSS actually refers to ID in html 😅

Thank you for clearing that up!