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How to target only HTML elements that have no CSS classes

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HTML elements without a class attribute or with an empty class attribute can be selected in CSS by using the negation pseudo-class and the attribute selector.

For example, to select paragraphs without classes:

p[class=""] {
  color: red;

The first selector in the group above selects all paragraphs without a class attribute. The second selects all paragraphs with an empty class attribute. Paragraphs with one or more classes are not affected and can be styled independently.