[whatwg] Psuedo classes based on DOM Events

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 5 14:06:50 PDT 2008

On Tue, 5 Dec 2006, Rohan Prabhu wrote:
> Dear all,
> i was just wondering, that in the Web Controls 1.0 specifications, in
> the psuedo classes specifications, could it be that the psuedo classes
> could also be the DOM Events which would modify the style information
> attached to it. Like for ex:
> #objectid:onmouseup
> #objectid:onmousedown
> #objectid:onmouseover
> #objectid:onmouseout
> #objectid:onkeypress
> etc...
> just a idea from the silly mind of mine :D .. but do give ur comments on 
> that..

Sorry for the delay in responding. It looks like the Web Controls spec 
might never actually see the light of day; features like ARIA have been 
developed in the meantime to address much of the same use cases.

I recommend contacting the CSS working group with the idea described 
above, as they might be in a better position to follow up on this.

Thanks for the feedback though; I will keep track of it in case we ever 
do work on the Web Controls spec after all.

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