This note replaces a draft specification for CSS features related to different ways of presenting hypertext. The specification is no longer being developed.
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There are traditionally several ways to present the result of activating a hyperlink: the current document is replaced by the target document, the link is replaced by the text it points to, a dialog box pops up with the target text, a new window or “tab” is opened with the target document, etc. Some of that same behavior can also be used to present a single, long document in a clear way: a list is folded, a document is collapsed to show just the headings, a text is scaled down to a thumbnail view, a long paragraph is replaced by a shorter alternative (“stretch text”), etc.
There have been proposals to add these and other hypertext features to CSS. At the moment, they are not being developed.
Note that there are still a few features for interactive documents in
Selectors [SELECT], in particular the
:hover’ and ‘