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using an asterisk. You can also use the universal selector in combination with other select-
ors—something we'll discuss a little later in this chapter.
Element Type Selector
Also referred to simply as a “type selector,” this selector must match one or more HTML ele-
ments of the same name. Thus, a selector of nav would match all HTML <nav> elements,
and a selector of ul would match all HTML unordered lists, or <ul> elements.
The following example uses an element type selector to match all <ul> elements:
ul {
list-style: none;
border: solid 1px #ccc;
To put this in some context, here's a section of HTML to which we'll apply the above CSS:
<div class="example">
<p>Example paragraph text.</p>
<li>Maple Syrup</li>
There are three main elements making up this part of the page: Two <ul> elements and a
<div> . The CSS will apply only to the two <ul> elements, and not to the <div> . Were we
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