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Re: position: pointer

From: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:20:03 +0300
Message-ID: <CAJhzemVi5bURhi5_YxKdmx3XUuGn2QwWKGFxx3Xq_qkSose14w@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
As per Brian Kardell's suggestion, and seeing that this might go somewhere,
I threw together a quick spec draft for the proposal [1].

Cheers,
Jussi

[1] http://fs.avd.io/css-pointer-position/

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Jussi Kalliokoski <
jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I wanted to discuss the possibility of adding a new `position` type called
> `pointer`. I came up with the idea as I was thinking about how limited
> `title` attribute tooltips are, which made me check out the JS libraries
> for the purpose, which are crappy as well, and I think JS shouldn't be
> needed for "simple" positioning of elements like this (there may be a few
> cycles to save here as well). The idea is pretty simple, it works kinda
> like absolute or fixed position (in that the element is floating), but the
> given coordinates are relative to the main pointer position.
>
> This would let you make tooltips in pure CSS and HTML (not to mention that
> you could recreate those stars flying around the mouse from the 90s with
> just CSS and HTML ;). I made a small demo [1] [2] to give a better picture
> of what I mean. The actual demo uses a silly JS shim, and I think the
> smoothness speaks for itself about how unsuitable JS is for this kind of
> functionality.
>
> Looking forward to feedback!
>
> Cheers,
> Jussi
>
> [1] (code) https://gist.github.com/3853601
> [2] (result) http://labs.avd.io/position-pointer/
>
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