JQuery Mobile Issue - CSS Hover events on form buttons requiring a double-tap in IOS

I have a custom web application that I built using jQuery Mobile (version 1.4.3)  that's presenting a problem when using an iOS device (ie: iPhone, iPad, etc).  

http://sts.ideasdesigninc.com/

username: demo123
password: demo123

The problem that I'm having is that the CSS hover events that I've attached to each of the buttons is requiring that the users have to "double-tap" on the Back and Next buttons in order to move backwards and forward in the quiz.  

How can I fix this without having to sacrifice the the hover effects on the buttons?  Is there a snippet of javascript code that I can add to the application that would handle this on iOS specific devices?

Thanks,
- Yvan
egoselfaxisAsked:
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Bob LearnedCommented:
What hover events did you apply to the Back and Next buttons?
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egoselfaxisAuthor Commented:
Well .. I don't actually mean "events" as in JavaScript events.  I'm just changing the background-color of the buttons.

.button:hover,
	button:hover,
	input[type="submit"]:hover,
	input[type="reset"]:hover,
	input[type="button"]:hover {
		color: #222;
		background: #ddd; /* Old browsers */
		background: #ddd -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 0%, rgba(0,0,0,.3) 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
		background: #ddd -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,rgba(255,255,255,.3)), color-stop(100%,rgba(0,0,0,.3))); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
		background: #ddd -webkit-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 0%,rgba(0,0,0,.3) 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
		background: #ddd -o-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 0%,rgba(0,0,0,.3) 100%); /* Opera11.10+ */
		background: #ddd -ms-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 0%,rgba(0,0,0,.3) 100%); /* IE10+ */
		background: #ddd linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 0%,rgba(0,0,0,.3) 100%); /* W3C */
	  border: 1px solid #888;
	  border-top: 1px solid #aaa;
	  border-left: 1px solid #aaa; }

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Bob LearnedCommented:
Well, that doesn't make sense, since CSS styles shouldn't affect behavior.  Are you saying that if you don't specify the hover styles that the buttons work as expected?
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egoselfaxisAuthor Commented:
Yes -- this is apparently a known issue on iOs devices, and I have verified that removing the hover effects suppresses the "double-tap" issue.  I'd prefer to not have to remove them altogether, though, so I'm wondering if there might be a way to suppress them ONLY on iOS devices. Any thoughts?

- Yvan
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Bob LearnedCommented:
OK, I don't have as much experience with mobile devices as I would like, so it is good to know that "you're not meant to hover on a touchscreen device."

I saw a suggestion to add a :focus rule for the touch.

https://css-tricks.com/forums/topic/click-function-for-hover-states-on-touch-devices/

Don’t go changing it, just add `:focus` so it responds to a touch..
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