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Handy Pointer

Browser support for the cursor property varies significantly between Internet Explorer and Netscape 6+. What Windows Internet Explorer 5.x knows as the hand, Netscape 6+, Internet Explorer 6, and Macintosh Internet Explorer 5 call the pointer. So how do you make both browsers happy and still get the cursor you desire? It’s simple actually. Whenever there is a conflict, the closest style definition wins.

Let’s create a custom class called .mouse. On the left of the CSS Styles definition dialog, select Extensions. Now select hand from the Cursor drop-down list. In Code view, you need to add pointer because Netscape doesn’t recognize hand, like so:


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