Not a bug $_cssRequested array not respecting the order of templates


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Edit: I posted the fix details I used.

I was faced recently with a CSS bug I explained in this thread, the template loading order is not respected:
<xen:require css="message_simple.css" />
<xen:require css="bb_code.css" />
<xen:require css="article_view_header.css" />
<xen:require css="article_update.css" />
@Mike or @Kier, what suggestion do you have to solve this problem? I would not consider this as bug but I really don't know how to approach it. Can you please explain to me where exactly the issue is? Is there a way to fix this programmatically? For now, I will add the !important condition into CSS. Below it is a more detailed output of the problem, note the padding and margin-top CSS.





Thank you for your help.
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The required CSS files are loaded alphabetically. This is a big deal for caching, but it also provides consistency.

If you are having an issue with CSS application, you should either use a higher specificity selector or apply your changes within the dependent CSS template to guarantee a selector order.