CSS Properties: How to set the cursor as a pointer and indicates a link?

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Specifies the document type and version of HTML -->
<title> How to set the cursor as a pointer and indicates a link</title><!-- Sets the title of the HTML document -->
<style class="text/css"> /* Begins the CSS styling block */
span{ /* Selects all <span> elements */
cursor:pointer; /* Sets the cursor to appear as a pointer, indicating a link */
</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 pointer using CSS.
  • When the user hovers over the <span> element, the cursor will appear as a pointer, indicating that it behaves like a link.

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

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