W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > August 2002

Animated cursors?

From: James Craig <james@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 22:10:54 -0500
To: "Www-Style@W3. Org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JFEGIJBOOAMICAMNFLBEEEOECEAA.james@cookiecrook.com>


Sorry if this has been covered already, but what's wrong with having an
animated GIF as a cursor? The browsers already support it as an image
format, why couldn't they use it for a cursor? Does it have to do with the
CompuServe copyright?

Thanks.
James


-----Original Message-----
From: Kai Lahmann
Subject: Re: New drafts, CSS 2.1, css3-webfonts, css3-fonts,
css3-background, css3-ui

Vadim Plessky wrote:

>What's wrong with using PNG or MNG as a cursor?
>
well, X11 doesn't support colors as a cursor, also animated cursors are
impossible afaik. Both is possible with .ani or .cur on Windows, this
makes it quite difficult to have plattform independant cursors.

--
Kai Lahmann
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/KaiL%20tuX/
Received on Thursday, 15 August 2002 23:11:31 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:54:15 GMT