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Re: [css4-ui] new 'cursor' value: 'auto-hide'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:30:21 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB7BA6EsNOsmDcCKjrsBjv6uxN1_A3FKBtyquJZLLn8nQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On platforms with pointing devices, native media players typically hide
> the cursor when media is playing. The user may make the cursor visible
> again simply by moving their mouse.
>
> We'd like to propose a new 'cursor' value, 'auto-hide', which will allow
> page authors to match this native behavior when building applications
> with the HTML <video> or <canvas> elements, and other video-like Web
> content.
>
> I've added this request to the relevant CSS WG wiki page:
>
>                    http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css4-ui
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ted
>
> P.S., the relevant WebKit work is being tracked in this bug:
>              https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107601

The auto-hiding behavior seems orthogonal to the pointer being used. I
suggest it be added as an 'auto-hide' value *in addition to* the
existing cursor value.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 5 February 2013 22:31:08 GMT

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