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Web Dynamic Mouse Cursor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016117D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

An idea gets disclosed that a Web browser downloads an image file from a Web server and converts it at client side into cursor resource that can be used by a Web application. The idea enables Web application developer to apply custom cursors to their own Web application for more visual interactions with users. Indeed standard Web browsers have ability to programmatically alter mouse cursor shape by using Dynamic HTML and Style Sheet, it is currently limited to predefined shapes. This invention proposes a way to alleviate this limitation. This invention consists of followings. Image files for custom mouse cursor stored on a Web server