custom cursor for in IE

Dear All,

How can I use a custom cursor (in gif) in html page (IE)?


Thanks.
ping1234Asked:
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ZontarCommented:
I think MSIE currently only supports .cur and maybe .ani files for cursors.

CSS:

a.special  { cursor:url("images/special.cur"); }

HTML

<a href="somepage.html" class="special">LINK</a>

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HeadAcheMikeCommented:
<style>
BODY {
cursor:url("cursor.cur");
}
</style>

that should work all over the page instead of just on links
ZontarCommented:
Why would you want to use a different cursor for the entire page? (That would drive me nuts.) I wouldn't use a custom cursor for the default, I'd only use it for a specific purpose/task/element/set of elements.

In any case, using CSS you can assign the cursor to any element you want. But you are at present limited to MSIE 6/Windows and .cur/.ani files.

More info about and test cases for cursors: http://www.worldtimzone.com/mozilla/testcase/css3cursors.html
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