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Apply a style to a children with Tailwind

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UPDATE: use *: as of Tailwind 3.4

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes I wonder, how do I apply a style to a child element, with Tailwind?

The next time this happens, I’ll have this blog post explain it to me.

You can use this class name to apply the bg-gray-300 class (for example) to all child elements of the current element:


Like this:

<div class="[&>*]:bg-gray-300">....</div>
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