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RE: activel inks?

From: James Craig <james_craig@Powered.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 09:47:28 -0500
Message-ID: <DAD1EF4516FAD411A1D900D0B7B0AC84702F0B@exchange.powered.com>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

active links are not useless. they display when a user tabs keyboard focus
between links and if you hit "back" the active link is usually still

also, i remember this from regular html but can't recall if it's css
supported. the active link color used to be displayed "onMouseDown" before
the release.


ps. with your :current pseudo-class, would you include # anchors or just
links directly to the current file. this could be a big deal as unvisited #
anchors on the same page would still display as current. (we have this same
problem with :visited.)

-----Original Message-----
From: AMollah [mailto:am@freephone.fsnet.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 2:27 PM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: activel inks?

In css there are properties for hyperlinks that can be visited, active,
hover and link. Active is a useless property as it seems to be only
displayed in the period between when the link has been pressed and when the
next page is loading (which is usually insignificant time). A far better
property would have been "current" (as in the url that is currently
displayed in the browser window) - that is what I thought active meant at
first, and it would be far more helpful to navigation than the property now
known as "active". You just need to look how many sites use javascript or
other methods to indcate that a link is to the current page.
Received on Monday, 2 July 2001 10:48:56 UTC

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