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Re: a:hover and a:active and named anchors

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 16:46:22 -0400
Message-Id: <200207252046.QAA25267@no-knife.mit.edu>
To: Jerry Baker <jerrybaker@attbi.com>
cc: www-style@w3.org

> There are two potential solutions that are both logical and reasonable:
> 1) Specifically exclude named anchors from :hover and :active states.
> 2) Require that an element be able to accept input from a pointing 
> device before allowing it to have :hover and :active states.

Given the document-language-independence of CSS, solution #2 would be
the only acceptable one of those two, and only if it takes into account
scriptable mouse event handlers attached to the content node in

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