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Re: Cursors

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 10:54:44 -0700
To: webmaster@richinstyle.com, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 3, 2000, 12:49 PM

> Cursor: link should be introduced as the same as cursor: pointer (much
> in the same way as lower-alpha was ambiguous and therefore lower-latin
> was introducted).

How is the current value of "pointer" ambiguous?  What are the possible
interpretations?  What is the difference between "pointer" and "link"?

> Also there should 'DisabledLink' and 'Disabled' values.

What would these cursors look like and/or mean?

Are there current user interface examples which utilize such cursors, or
examples of applications that would take advantage of such cursors?

> (BTW: Is there no intention to be able to describe 'Tooltips' in CSS, or
> will it appear in some other module than the UI one?)

It would certainly be useful (and desirable) to describe tooltips in CSS, but
we don't currently have all the pieces necessary to do this in a proposal.

At a minimum what is needed is something like a :tooltip pseudo-element, e.g.
for an approximation of typical UA behavior:

 position:relative; display:block;
 border: InfoBorder;
 background: Info;
 color: InfoText;
 font: info;

The border, background, color and font values are from the CSS3 UI draft.



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