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Transcript from the "Root, Empty & Blank" Lesson
>> Estelle Weyl: Okay, so the next,
>> Estelle Weyl: Pseudo class I wanted to talk about is :root, it matches the root element. In HTML that is the HTML, if you're going to declare a rem unit, that is the correct thing to do. You could use HTML and declare it there, but then it would only match your HTML documents.
[00:00:30] It would not match anything else.
>> Estelle Weyl: Style :root only if showing head, I've no clue what I've meant by that, but root basically doesn't show. But I'm actually showing it, because how do you think I did this slide so that you could edit everything, anyone know?
>> Estelle Weyl: Right here in these, I did head display block.
>> Estelle Weyl: Empty has support, and it's an empty element.
[00:01:44] So all the elements that are self-closing like an image or an input,
>> Estelle Weyl: Are empty elements. They are empty elements by default. But any element that has no content in it, no spaces, is also empty. If it only has a comment and the comment goes from the beginning to the end, it is empty.
[00:02:11] If it has just a white space, it is blank. But blank is not supported in browsers yet. It is supported as :-moz-whitespace-only, so it is possible.
>> Estelle Weyl: And I'm just gonna get rid of this. Okay, I just wanted to make sure there was nothing at the bottom of the page.
[00:02:31] So empty elements that are just basically the HTML elements that are defined as empty, those are automatically matched by empty. As well as empty elements that are not normally empty, but they have no content in them other than a comment. So that's empty, and blank is not supported yet.
>> Estelle Weyl: I very rarely, if ever, use this one. I would like to actually use :-moz-whitespace-only or blank when I'm doing content management systems, CSS. And people are doing it because they it often adds just extra spaces at the bottom accidentally. And they don't know to remove all the paragraphs with not breaking space inside.