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CSS cursor:

hand or pointer



10:43 am on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Naughtily, IE used the non-standard CSS for the hand icon
for IE5 up until 6. Version 6 now supports the standards version...
and their older proprietary version. Netscape 6 supports only the standards version.

Is there a simple way I can deliver for all of these browsers? I've tried stuff like

cursor:hand, pointer
without any luck. I'm reluctant to serve up different style sheets and can't use <a href>

Any ideas anybody?


3:30 pm on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

That's a nasty one. I can only see separate stylesheets to deal with it. I run into these kind of issues a lot, and I often abandon the niceties of the page.

Can't wait 'til all the browsers are on the same page - maybe version 8, eh?

PS - I'd love to see a simple answer myself. I gave up playing with cursors because of this kind of craziness.


6:36 pm on May 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just do

cursor: pointer;
cursor: hand;

it's all kind of non-conforming, but seems to work.


9:15 am on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Thanks eeblet - just tried that and it didn't work in NN6. Does it work for you?

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