CSS element>element Selector

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div > p {
  background-color: red;


The element>element selects direct descendents.

This selector matches all elements that are the immediate children of a specified element.

The combinator in a child selector is a greater-than sign (>).

Note: The selector may be surrounded by whitespace characters.

Version: CSS2

Standard Syntax

element > element {
  css declarations;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


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