Tag / css2

  • April 15, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Selector syntax

    A simple selector is either a type selector or universal selector followed immediately by zero or more attribute selectors, ID selectors, or pseudo-classes, in any order. The simple selector matches if all of its components match. A selector is a chain of one or more simple selectors separated by combinators. Combinators are: whitespace, “>”, and […]

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  • July 7, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    The Complete CSS-2 Specification

    You can get a complete Specification of CS 2 from here. Just Click on the following Link.Cascading Style Sheets, level 2

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  • April 15, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Grouping

    When several selectors share the same declarations, they may be grouped into a comma-separated list. Example(s): In this example, we condense three rules with identical declarations into one. Thus, H1 { font-family: sans-serif }H2 { font-family: sans-serif }H3 { font-family: sans-serif } is equivalent to: H1, H2, H3 { font-family: sans-serif } CSS offers other […]

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  • - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Boxtest

    Boxtest Here is a sample div with class “boxtest”. It has 20px border, 30px padding, and 300px width. div.boxtest { border:20px solid; padding:30px; background: #ffc; width:300px;} The total width including borders and padding should be 400px. 20+30+300+30+20 = 400 User agents which misinterpret the CSS1 box model by placing border and padding inside the specified […]

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October 23, 2002: Hostage crisis in Moscow theater

Posted on Monday October 23, 2017 - This Day in World History

On October 23, 2002, about 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical.

The second act of the musical “Nord Ost” was just beginning at the Moscow Ball-Bearing Plant’s Palace of Culture when an armed man walked onstage and fired a machine gun into the air. The terrorists—including a number of women with explosives strapped to their bodies—identified themselves as members of the Chechen Army. They had one demand: that Russian military forces begin an immediate and complete withdrawal from Chechnya, the war-torn region located north of the Caucasus Mountains.

Chechnya, with its predominately Muslim population, had long struggled to assert its independence. A disastrous two-year war ended in 1996, but Russian forces returned to the region just three years later after Russian authorities blamed Chechens for a series of bombings in Russia. In 2000, President Vladimir Putin was elected partly because of his hard-line position towards Chechnya and his public vow not to negotiate with terrorists.

After a 57-hour-standoff at the Palace of Culture, during which two hostages were killed, Russian special forces surrounded and raided the theater on the morning of October 26. Later it was revealed that they had pumped a powerful narcotic gas into the building, knocking nearly all of the terrorists and hostages unconscious before breaking into the walls and roof and entering through underground sewage tunnels. Most of the guerrillas and 120 hostages were killed during the raid. Security forces were later forced to defend the decision to use the dangerous gas, saying that only a complete surprise attack could have disarmed the terrorists before they had time to detonate their explosives.

After the theater crisis, Putin’s government clamped down even harder on Chechnya, drawing accusations of kidnapping, torture and other atrocities. In response, Chechen rebels continued their terrorist attacks on Russian soil, including an alleged suicide bombing in a Moscow subway in February 2004 and another major hostage crisis at a Beslan school that September.