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[Bug 20448] New: Pseudo-cursor: implement

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Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:56:00 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20448

            Bug ID: 20448
           Summary: Pseudo-cursor: implement
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: jay@peepo.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

In many situations, it is helpful to be able to review behaviour,
ie screencast, or game-replay for instance

In theory it is possible to mimic interactivity of cursor, using javascript,
http://gnote.org/eyed.html is an example demonstrating an eye-tracking test.
However inevitably this will fail as it is a workaround.

This enhancement request is to implement a pseudo-cursor attribute or possibly
element, such that once animated it would fire events identically to the
cursor.

Ally note: this ensures the user remains in control of the true cursor, if not
all events.

Security note: There is a security consideration, but as javascript already
provides means to hide real cursor, and present and animate pseudo cursor, this
does not effect security, afaict.

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