You may have seen on other sites an effect whereby the background colour of a containing element changes colour when you hover over it. A look at their CSS might reveal something like
li:hover. This is also how a lot of CSS dropdown menus work too, by applying a
:hover to a list item.
This all works fine in most browsers except IE which only supports
:hover on pseudo classes, i.e. anchors (links). All other elements won't natively support
:hover in IE.
:hover behaviour to a particular element or you can use an .htc file like Peter Nederlof's CSS hover which attaches
:hover behaviours to any element.
As announced on the IEBlog,
:hover will be enabled on all elements in IE7.