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CSS Inline Styles. Hover?

  • # May 12, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Just a general question and kinda survey for interest really.

    Is there a way to define hover actions in an inline style?

    If not, should there be?

    # May 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    As far as I know, you can’t do it. It would have to go into the <head> at the beginning of the document (close enough I guess).

    Should you be able to? I guess so, if you’re into inline styles (which you shouldn’t be). Everything should go into your CSS document, it’ll come around to bite you in the ass sooner or later if you get lazy and start using inline styles. Using inline styles so essentially just going <font color="red">red font</font>. We don’t want to go back to that now, do we?

    # May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Ditto the Doc. I don’t think it can be done. Interesting question about whether it should be possible or not. Of course we all know that inline styles are not ideal, I still would argue it should be POSSIBLE.

    # May 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Yes, We definitely do not want to go back to those days. But I use inline styles allot while developing before I move them to a style sheet, as I spend a lot of time on WordPress themes in the inbuilt theme editor for clients. It mainly saves time I find. So, I would of liked an ability to have inline hover but I have no doubt whatsoever it would not be included in CSS3, CSS4 and so on, based on the fact it is considered a step back.

    # June 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

    http://www.nikkifoundation.com/2008/09/ … yle-hover/

    i’ve seen that suggested, but i’m not sure what all the onmouseover business is.

    # June 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Ah yeah, that’s JavaScript, I suppose that’s the ticket if you absolutely need a stopgap solution.

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