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Re: [css3-selectors] May ':active' be applied to "normal" elements or not?

From: Tonico Strasser <tonico@hotpop.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 15:11:21 +0200
Message-ID: <41065479.8000706@hotpop.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> I believe that most browsers have ':active' implemented in a way that it 
> can be applied to every element, as in:
> 
>   p:active{
>    color:#000;
>    background:#ddd;
>   }
> 
> In Bugzilla a bug was reported[1] about a CSS3 test case[2], which 
> indicates that ':active' is probably only meant for form and hyperlink 
> elements, as in INPUT, A, LINK, AREA, BUTTON and probably more.
> 
> The CSS3 selector specification however, doesn't mention this 
> explicitly[3]:
> 
> # 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.
> 

CSS is not for HTML only. Maybe there is something about active elements 
in the HTML specs.

Tonico
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 08:55:59 GMT

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