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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    Now that a browser supports loading cursors with CSS, (the browser being IE 6), would any of you try this functionnality ?
    I remember seeing websites that proposed to download the Comet Cursor app or something like that, but it was an application that had to run in the background and you weren't free to use your cursors. With IE 6, you'll be able to choose.

    So, would you try ?
    An example of this can be seen on http://dayzero.org
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    From what I understand you can choose your own cursors with Comet Cursor or you can choose of their own that has already been made.

    I don't know if I'd use it, it's pretty cool but it confuses a lot of beginers.

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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    Actually, I wasn't very clear in this post since you tell me about Comet cursors... I find Comet cursors a bit stupid as a solution, since it forces the visitor to download a plugin.

    What my question was, was since IE 6 allows custom cursors downloaded from your server without any plugin for the visitor, would you try using them as a little plus ?
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    I suppose I would try it on a personal site, a crosshair perhaps.

    But never on a professional site, unless of course the client wants it!


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    Humm, I just thought of this. Maybe if the site had a glossary I would change the cursor of the links to it to a book.

    And perhaps if an image could be zoomed I could change the cursor to a magnifying glass.

    And even turn the cursor into an envelope or '@' sign for e-mail links...

    The last one might be getting carried away, as I fear many web developers will be with this new feature. I suppose they will have to decide what is proper and what is not.

    I just hope that it won't be abused.

    I smell another IE vs. NS and browser compatibility argument brewing...


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