In many situations, it is helpful to be able to review behaviour,
ie screencast, or game-replay for instance
http://gnote.org/eyed.html is an example demonstrating an eye-tracking test.
However inevitably this will fail as it is a workaround.
This enhancement request is to implement a pseudo-cursor attribute or possibly element, such that once animated it would fire events identically to the cursor.
Ally note: this ensures the user remains in control of the true cursor, if not all events.
The URL given hosts a demo:
http://www.gnote.org/eyed.html use latest firefox in fullscreen mode
here you can see output from an eyetracker.
the eye was used to move the cursor, however, as this is a 'recording'
the real cursor remains under user control, see accessibility.
The use case is screencasts or game replays, where the visitor wants to see what was done using the cursor, and all actions are cursor initiated, until the user moves the cursor...
Moving this feature request to HTML.next product for further consideration.
Mass move to "HTML WG"
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