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:Active state definition revisited

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: 07 Oct 2002 16:00 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <CSS-active-state@d20021007.etan.wexler>

I find the following in a CSS3 Basic User Interface draft [1]:

  /* active SELECT with size>1 - appearance of active list */
   display: inline-block;

This rule set points to a shortcoming in the definition of the
':active' state.  I quote:

  The :active pseudo-class applies while an
  element is being activated by the user. For
  example, between the times the user presses
  the mouse button and releases it. [2]

The ':active' state should really last for the entire period of
activity, rather than for the activation alone.

What say you?

[1]  Tantek Çelik.
"CSS3 module: Basic User Interface"
2 August 2002.

[2]  Daniel Glazman, Tantek ‚elik, Ian Hickson, Peter Linss,
John Williams.
"6.6.1 Dynamic pseudo-classes" in "Selectors".
13 November 2001.
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