Deeksy Deeksy - 23 days ago 9
CSS Question

Complex CSS selector for parent of active child

Is there a way to select a parent element based on the class of a child element in the class? The example that is relevant to me relating to HTML output by a nice menu plugin for The output renders like this:

<ul class="menu">
<a class="active">Active Page</a>
<a>Some Other Page</a>

My question is whether or not it is possible to apply a style to the list item that contains the anchor with the active class on it. Obviously, I'd prefer that the list item be marked as active, but I don't have control of the code that gets produced. I could perform this sort of thing using javascript (JQuery springs to mind), but I was wondering if there is a way to do this using CSS selectors.

Just to be clear, I want to apply a style to the list item, not the anchor.

Answer Source

Unfortunately, there's no way to do that with CSS.

It's not very difficult with JavaScript though:

// JavaScript code:

// jQuery code:
$('.active').parent().get(0); // This would be the <a>'s parent <li>.