QUOTE(pandy @ Jan 21 2011, 12:01 AM)
Pointer is already a cursor.
Yes and I don't think it should be.
What else should it be but a cursor? Note that I'm talking about the cursor that looks like a hand ("cursor: pointer").
Oh, you mean I said it's changing? I meant in contrast to the surrounding links, when you sweep over the page with the mouse pointer.
No you wrote that you thought things could be edited, which confused me since all my browsers except Opera display "cursor: text" both for plain text and form text fields (Opera uses "cursor: default" for both).
Obviously text among links will make a cursor change from "pointer" to say "text", that's what always happens with plain text among links. But I agree it would be strange if the OP's mouseover text looked
like links while lacking a real link's cursor. The latter reminds me of an inexperienced computer user I know, that recently mistook a "helpful" tooltip (styled with a dashed bottom border and "cursor: help") for a link and tried in vain to make something happen when he clicked it.
But these aren't form fields.
You wrote it made you think something could be edited (like a text field?), which I thought was strange since "cursor: default" is not what I get for text fields.
I do think mouseover effects tend to behave more similar to form buttons than to links, form fields or plain text, so using the same cursor as for buttons doesn't seem too bad.