Whilst working on presenting a sample table style for our Issue Tracker component one particular colour combination was creating a few problems. The main problem was the colour of the links in the table header. These would be used to sort the list and due to the choice of colour scheme the link colours were taking the settings from an earlier (in the tree) DIV style.
This resulted in us temporarily shelving the table style until such time as we had to investigate further. With the release of 1.3 of Issue Tracker we have now turned our attention back to the style sheet. The investigation was interesting and it is likely that others might benefit from our experiences hence the decision to make it a Blog post.
The resolution was to make use of the !important declaration which been around since CSS1 but should still be used with caution.