CSS Properties: How to set the so that it cursor indicates that help is available?

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Specifies the document type and version of HTML -->
<title> How to set the cursor so that it indicates that help is available</title><!-- Sets the title of the HTML document -->
<style class="text/css"> /* Begins the CSS styling block */
span{ /* Selects all <span> elements */
  cursor:help; /* Sets the cursor to indicate that help is available */
</style><!-- Ends the CSS styling block -->
<span>Mouse over this to view</span><!-- Creates a <span> element with text -->


  • This HTML document sets the cursor style for a <span> element to help using CSS.
  • When the user hovers over the <span> element, the cursor will change to indicate that help is available.

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See the Pen cursor-help-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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