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Re: [css4-ui] Styling the caret

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:23:10 -0700
Message-ID: <53F260AE.5010108@inkedblade.net>
To: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 11/29/2011 10:58 PM, Lea Verou wrote:
> A complete solution for styling control over the caret would be a new pseudo-element. However, that would be as hard as
> speccing ::selection, if not harder.
> Luckily, it appears that the most commonly asked customization is control over the caret color, so perhaps a new property
> would suffice.
> Something like:
> Name: caret
> Value: <color> | invert
> Initial: depends on user agent
> Applies to: Any element that accepts textual input
> Inherited: Yes
> Percentages: N/A
> Media: Interactive
> Computed value: The computed value for 'invert' is 'invert'. For <color> values, the computed value is as defined for the
> [CSS3COLOR] 'color' property.

Is there any reason why this shouldn't be 'cursor-color'?
Given that the 'cursor' property is what provides the
caret shape.

(A related question would be whether 'cursor' should then
split into a shorthand of cursor-color and cursor-style.)

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