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RE: check out this page

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 16:49:09 -0500
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD030057E@wdcrobexc01.ed.gov>
To: "GL - WAI Guidelines WG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'gv@trace.wisc.edu'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Well, we all know what Gregg is in the market for!

I've seen similar "kewl" where the mouse cursor is trailed by a stream of
hearts or clover leafs or where the web page ripples like water as the mouse
is moved over it.  I didn't think it was a real accessibility issue -- since
we are just talking eye candy.

As I understand it, these tricks take advantage of the IE DOM.  Here's a
couple of links that explain the technique:
<http://javascript.internet.com/messages/mouse-trails.html>
<http://www.roborg.co.uk/mouse/trails.htm>
<http://www.flashkit.com/movies/Effects/Mouse_Trailers/Water_Mo-Yugo-129/>

On a related note, did we come up with a consensus on graphics-only
mouse-over pop-ups?

Thanks,
-- Bruce
> ----------
> From: 	Gregg Vanderheiden
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> To: 	GL - WAI Guidelines WG (E-mail)
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> <<Message: eBay item 1202987...>>
> ( Description of effect: there is a floating banner that says "happy
> holidays" that follows the cursor around the page as you move it as if it
> were a long banner attached to the cursor) this only works with IE. Gregg
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