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Oct
26
comment Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer
@VolkerE. I don't agree that other examples are that vague. E.g. example for help explicitly says 'Help is available for the object under the cursor', not 'the cursor is the one usually used for the object with the help available' or something. It clearly says that the cursor means that user should expect that if something has help cursor, there should be some help available for it. And if something has cursor that indicates a link, user may expect link behavior from it (ability to copy and paste address, open in new tab etc.). Otherwise, it may confuse the user.
Oct
19
comment Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer
@VolkerE. but the spec doesn't say anything about 'default or non-default behavior' either, does it? It uses the word 'indicates', which I understand as 'helps to distinguish links and non-links'. There can be possibly a catch in the definition of what 'a link' is, but I can't find any example of a standard that defines a link as 'anything that can be clicked'.
Feb
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comment Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer
@Luke, I agree that this approach exists. But this is what the specifications say. Personally I believe that in good UI clickability of things should be obvious without cursor hints.
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answered Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer