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From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@seagatesoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 08:56:17 -0000
Message-ID: <81E198609B9DD311BE0A00508B5E2984C98B10@ipsent02.camelot.seagatesoftware.com>
To: "'edward@platopress.co.uk'" <edward@platopress.co.uk>, www-html@w3.org, "'Johan hellqvist'" <garnetfinch@hotmail.com>
Firstly, this isn't really a HTML discussion, more suited to
www-style@w3.org (who'll then state that these lists aren't intended as a
support desk, but for discussing how to move the standards forward)

Netscape 6 does support the :hover pseudo class (which is in CSS2, :link,
:visited and :active are the CSS1 pseudo classes [1]), as tested on Win32...

It's worth noting that CSS is only meant to *suggest* layout and rendering
to the client, not dictate it.

1: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1#anchor-pseudo-classes

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Barrow [mailto:edward@platopress.co.uk]
Sent: 19 December 2000 08:43
To: www-html@w3.org; 'Johan hellqvist'
Subject: RE: css

On Tuesday, December 19, 2000 7:35 AM, Johan hellqvist 
[SMTP:garnetfinch@hotmail.com] wrote:
> why doesnt netscape support a:hover {}
> I want the links to be blue when the user hold the mouse over it.
> in IE it works fine but in netscape nothing happens
The pseudo-class hover is in CSS2 not CSS1. Netscape 6 supports CSS1 fully 
but not CSS2. It was a unilateral extension to CSS by Microsoft, presumably 
because it was easy to implement in its rendering engine (it's long been a 
user-selectable option in IE); formally adopted in CSS2

Edward Barrow
new media copyright consultant
Received on Tuesday, 19 December 2000 03:57:17 UTC

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