cursor spec

Philipp A. flying-sheep at
Mon Apr 7 08:38:10 PDT 2014

2014-04-07 15:15 GMT+02:00 Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at>:

> All the web browsers already use the same convention, don't they? If
> so, it should probably be added, yes.
> J. Leclanche

they use the name in the CSS, but implementations are… complicated.

under the hood, firefox and chrome use gdk_cursor_new, which does NOT use
the spec names (e.g. it uses “plus”, not “cell”)

the gdk cursor type is a direct mirror of the XLib constants, and indeed
gdk_cursor_new thinly wraps XLib

however, i got a patch in that adds more robust behavior to firefox:

i’ll file another bug with patch to get in vertical-text and the zoom
things once the latter are added to the spec.

2014-04-07 16:24 GMT+02:00 Bastien Nocera <hadess at>:

> Are there implementations already using this?
> We'd be happy having this added in GNOME.
> Cheers

i researched a bit, and there are quite a few cursor themes which do have
it, and all use zoom-in and zoom-out (except for one, that uses zoomIn and
zoomOut. but since no other cursor has camelCase, i think we should ignore

i think toolkit maintainers are hesistant to add support until there’s some
agreed-upon name (that’s speculation, though)

best, phil
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