If an elements look changes when leaving expect transition

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Last Updated: 2021-05-16

I noticed the style of a link only appeared when leaving the element but couldn't say what CSS code was the cause.

It turned out the cause was a transition property.

These activate when you go between a regular state and a pseudo class like :hover or :active - (i.e. when clicked on - or :focus (when tabbed to)